Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Another myth blown

Cannibalism amongst humans is controversial as are assertions that Neandertal man was, which has also been proven untrue. For more Neandertal news see here.

It now it appears that another prehistoric cannibalism myth bites the dust.

For half a century dinosaur lovers have been fed a lie, or at least an unsupported claim. The early carnivore Coelophysis bauri was not necessarily the cannibal that museums and books have portrayed it to be, according to the first rigorous evaluation of its stomach contents. "This is a beautiful study, and it needed to be done. These specimens have been touted for decades as evidence of dinosaur cannibalism," says paleontologist Raymond Rogers of Macalester College.





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