Down the Hatchling: Nest-Raiding Snake Gulped New Born Titanosaurs

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 22:35 in Paleontology & Archaeology

An extraordinary set of fossils recovered from Cretaceous period rocks in western India has offered a rare glimpse into a baby dinosaur's first--and last--day on Earth about 67 million years ago. The frightful scene, fossilized by a rapid flow of debris, reveals a titanosaur hatchling's unlikely predator--a snake.

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