The myth of the Mesozoic cannibals

Benton, Michael
October 1991
New Scientist;10/12/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1790, p40
Discusses the myth of the Mesozoic dolphin-like reptile, ichthyosaurs. Prevalence of cannibalism among the dinosaurs and their primeval colleagues; Origin of the notion of ancient reptiles as cannibals; Reproduction; Population; Animal behavior; Cannibalistic tendencies; Scientific observations of the reptile's fossils.


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