Tooth in Bone Shows Predators Tangled Across Land, Sea

September 29, 2014 6:49 PM

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Tooth in Bone Shows Predators Tangled Across Land, Sea

About 210 million years ago, when the supercontinent of Pangea was starting to break up and dog-sized dinosaurs were hiding from nearly everything, entirely different kinds of reptiles called phytosaurs and rauisuchids were at the top of the food chain.

It was widely believed the two top predators didn’t interact much as the former was king of the water, and the latter ruled the land. But those ideas are changing, thanks largely to the contents of a single bone.

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