Fossilized Food Chain

One time I found an intact skeleton of a large python that had eaten an antelope, but died with the antelope still inside. Cool. But this is even cooler:

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A fossilized shark that swallowed a crocodile-like amphibian that, in turn, had gobbled up a fish has now been unearthed.

This exceptional find marks the first time scientists have found direct evidence of such a complex, extinct food chain.

Well, maybe. The story is reported here, but I was turned onto it by this must-see post at Science Buzz.

Comments

  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    December 1, 2007

    Nifty antenna. Must be a wireless shark.

  2. #2 bryan kennedy
    December 10, 2007

    Oh, “must see?” Thanks for the kind words Greg. I do dig the idea that we are probably sitting on yet to be undiscovered mysteries in our museum collections.

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