An Articulated Poposaurid Rauisuchian Archosaur from the Late Triassic Deep River Basin, North Carolina.
Karin Peyer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-932-5341; et al.
One of the most spectacular finds mentioned above was the skeleton of an extinct terrestrial cousin of the crocodile. This top predator of its day was discovered near Raleigh by a team of scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Peyer will describe this well-preserved fossil in detail.
A Remarkable Triassic Tetrapod Assemblage from the Deep River Basin of North Carolina.
Hans-Dieter Sues, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada, email@example.com, 416-586-5515; et al.
In life, the reptile above was apparently a rather gluttonous fellow. The contents of its gut included part of a large amphibian, the toe of a very large plant-eating mammal-like reptile known as a traversodont, and a plant-eating armored reptile called an aetosaur. Discovered under his legs and torso was another beautifully preserved carnivorous reptile called a sphenosuchian. Olsen and Sues suspect that this second carnivore died in a fight with the rauisuchian because it had a bite out of its neck just the right size for the rauisuchian's teeth. They speculate that the fight could have been part of an attack of a pack of sphenosuchians that ultimately brought the rauisuchian down but at the c
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