On diving and diet: Resource partitioning in type-maastrichtian mosasaurs

A. S. Schulp, H. B. Vonhof, J. H.J.L. Van Der Lubbe, R. Janssen, R. R. Van Baal

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The carbon isotope composition of tooth enamel from all five mosasaur taxa known to date from the type Maastrichtian (southeast Netherlands, northeast Belgium) has been analysed. Differences in enamel δ 13 C values between taxa suggest resource partitioning. Body size and δ 13 C value correlate surprisingly well, with larger taxa having δ 13 C values more depleted in the heavier 13 C isotope.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalGeologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Carbon isotopes
  • Late cretaceous
  • Mosasauridae
  • Reptilia


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