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Bite marks on an Upper Triassic dicynodontid tibia from Zawiercie, Krakow-Czetochowa Upland, southern Poland

Ewa Budziszewska-Karwowska, Anna Bujok and Grzegorz Sadlok
Bite marks on an Upper Triassic dicynodontid tibia from Zawiercie, Krakow-Czetochowa Upland, southern Poland
Palaios (June 2010) 25 (6): 415-421

Abstract

We report the first record of bite marks on an Upper Triassic dicynodontid bone from Poland. The bone comes from the Upper Triassic (Norian) Wozniki Limestone of Zawiercie, Krakow-Czestochowa Upland, southern Poland. The bone has several longitudinal bite marks on the anterior side of its shaft, as well as a row of small oval pits. The specimen bears, on its posterior side, evidence of additional damage--parts of bone are missing in the proximal- and distal-end areas. The analysis of the longitudinal bite marks and pits indicates that more than one carnivore fed on the dicynodontid carcass. The different types of marks suggest that the specimen was scavenged.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 25
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Bite marks on an Upper Triassic dicynodontid tibia from Zawiercie, Krakow-Czetochowa Upland, southern Poland
Affiliation: University of Silesia, Museum of Earth Sciences, Sosnowiec, Poland
Pages: 415-421
Published: 201006
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 37
Accession Number: 2010-055749
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., geol. sketch map
N50°30'00" - N50°30'00", E19°23'60" - E19°23'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Polish Academy of Sciences, POL, Poland
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201030
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