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Article: Ptychodus predation upon a Cretaceous Inoceramus

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 15
Part: 3
Publication Date: September 1972
Page(s): 439 444
Author(s): E. G. Kauffman
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KAUFFMAN, E. G. 1972. Ptychodus predation upon a Cretaceous InoceramusPalaeontology15, 3, 439–444.

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The type specimen of Inocemmus tenuis Mantell displays probable tooth impressions of Ptychodus on the ventral margin of the left valve. The predation is interpreted, and the general problem of vertebrate predation on Inoceramidae, which were the dominant Cretaceous bivalves, is discussed.
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