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  • adjective Of or relating to durophagy or an organism that practices it.


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  • A new skeletal remain of the durophagous shark, Ptychodus mortoni, from the Upper Cretaceous of North America: an indication of gigantic body size TrackBacks

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  • This strikes me as a curious parallel with leatherbacks, and also with some placochelyid placodonts, but I don’t think this means much as leatherbacks are pelagic deep-divers that swim incessantly and prey on cnidarians, while placochelyids appear to have been durophagous benthic foragers that didn’t spend their time sitting on the substrate.

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