Photo: "Cannibal" Dinosaur Wrongly Accused, Study Says



Fossilized gut contents of two adult Coelophysis dinosaurs found nearly 60 years ago in New Mexico suggested to scientists at the time that the meat-eaters were cannibals. But new analysis of the bones shows that the dinos may have been given an undeserved reputation.

Photograph courtesy AMNH


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