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- adjective Of or relating to
durophagyor an organism that practices it.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
A new skeletal remain of the durophagous shark, Ptychodus mortoni, from the Upper Cretaceous of North America: an indication of gigantic body size TrackBacks
This strikes me as a curious parallel with leatherbacks, and also with some placochelyid placodonts, but I don’t think this means much as leatherbacks are pelagic deep-divers that swim incessantly and prey on cnidarians, while placochelyids appear to have been durophagous benthic foragers that didn’t spend their time sitting on the substrate.
Archive 2006-02-01 Darren Naish 2006