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janesix
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9/8/2016 9:00:43 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/8/2016 8:21:59 AM, Axonly wrote:
http://www.livescience.com...

An actual fossil of a large fish eating a Pterosaur......While the Pterosaur eats a small fish!

The big fish looks really pissed.
NothingSpecial99
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9/8/2016 3:37:15 PM
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At 9/8/2016 8:21:59 AM, Axonly wrote:
http://www.livescience.com...

An actual fossil of a large fish eating a Pterosaur......While the Pterosaur eats a small fish!

Something catastrophic must have happened for such an event to be fossilized
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ANON_TacTiX
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9/9/2016 3:18:43 AM
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At 9/8/2016 9:00:43 AM, janesix wrote:
At 9/8/2016 8:21:59 AM, Axonly wrote:
http://www.livescience.com...

An actual fossil of a large fish eating a Pterosaur......While the Pterosaur eats a small fish!

The big fish looks really pissed.
I would be too. Just caught the thing and never go t to eat it. What a shame.

Seriously though, that is a really cool fossil.
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Axonly
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9/9/2016 6:40:52 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/8/2016 3:37:15 PM, NothingSpecial99 wrote:
At 9/8/2016 8:21:59 AM, Axonly wrote:
http://www.livescience.com...

An actual fossil of a large fish eating a Pterosaur......While the Pterosaur eats a small fish!

Something catastrophic must have happened for such an event to be fossilized

Apparently the Pterosaur swooped down to catch a small fish, but the larger fish jumped up to catch it. It probably got its teeth stuck in the Pterosaurs wing, so they sunk to the bottom of the lake (Where 02 conc. was low) and died.

Coincidentally, another fossil was actually discovered not too long ago that is of interest.

https://www.sciencedaily.com...

This time, its a snake that ate a lizard which ate a beetle.
Meh!
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9/13/2016 12:47:59 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/9/2016 2:37:26 PM, Axonly wrote:
This is pretty neat too: https://www.newscientist.com...

I've seen that one before but it's still cool.