Fish that swallowed a pterosaur that swallowed a fish

Dining can be a dangerous business. About 150 million years ago, a winged pterosaur called Rhamphorhynchus swooped down to pluck an unsuspecting fish out of the Jurassic ocean. Before the reptile could enjoy its meal, though, a much larger fish – Aspidorhynchus – grabbed the pterosaur and pulled it beneath the waves.

We’re not done yet, though: before the predatory fish could tuck into its flying snack, it too somehow managed to die – perhaps choking on what was clearly an awkward meal. All three unfortunate beasts then sank to settle on the sea floor, where they fossilised.

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One Response to “Fish that swallowed a pterosaur that swallowed a fish”

  1. Abdullah Nasher (@abdullah_nasher) Says:

    I am on my way to model T-rex , hopefully to be sort of crashing-bite T-rex!

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