Skin pathology in the Cretaceous: Evidence for probable failed predation in a dinosaur

Title

Skin pathology in the Cretaceous: Evidence for probable failed predation in a dinosaur

Creator

Rothschild B M; Depalma R

Publisher

Cretaceous Research

Date

2013
2013-05

Description

Examination of preserved skin from a duckbill dinosaur revealed disruption of the normal scale pattern and replacement by granulation tissue. Wrinkles radiating outward from the scar document wound contraction similar to that seen in modern injuries. This is the first unequivocal report of dinosaur tissue response to dermal pathology and evidences behavior - escape from a predator. (c) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Subject

cutaneous wounds; Dinosaur; Geology; Hadrosaur; Paleontology; paleopathology; Pathology; reptilian surgery; snake thamnophis-sirtalis; Wound healing

Format

Journal Article

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Rights

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Pages

44-47

Volume

42

Citation

Rothschild B M; Depalma R, “Skin pathology in the Cretaceous: Evidence for probable failed predation in a dinosaur,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6959.

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