Rib fracture in Prognathodon saturator (Mosasauridae, Late Cretaceous)

Anne S. Schulp*, G. H I M Walenkamp, P.A.M. Hofman, B. M. Rothschild, J. W M Jagt

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    Two unusual bumps occur on the internal surface of a rib of the marine reptile Prognathodon saturator from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Maastricht, The Netherlands. These bumps are interpreted as stress fractures, possibly related to agonistic behaviour.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-254
    Number of pages4
    JournalNetherlands Journal of Geosciences = Geologie en Mijnbouw
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004


    • Cretaceous
    • Mosasaurs
    • Pathology
    • Prognathodon
    • Stress fracture
    • The Netherlands


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