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A prehistoric shark may have interrupted an ancient squid-like creature’s meal

C.Klug et al. Swiss J Palaeontol (2021)

It’s a fish-eat-belemnite-eat-crustacean world. A pair of remarkably preserved fossils appear to record the aftermath of a dramatic confrontation in the prehistoric ocean, when one predator was in the middle of a meal only to be targeted by a bigger one.

“The fossil is amazing by itself,” because of its state of preservation, says Christian Klug at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. But the remains tell a story that sheds light on who was eating who millions of years ago. …