Succinodon

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Succinodon putzeri (meaning "narrow jaw") was the scientific name given by German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene to a fossil that he attributed to the sauropod family Titanosauridae. It was discovered in late-Cretaceous rock near Warsaw, Poland, in 1941. He believed it to be a jaw bone.

In 1981, however, an analysis by Polish paleontologists Krystyna Pożaryska and Halina Pugaczewska showed that the specimen was actually a piece of fossilized wood filled with the burrowings of wood-boring bivalves in the family Teredinidae, most likely in the genus Kuphus.[1]

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  1. ^ Pozaryska, K.; Pugaczewska, H. (1981). "Bivalve nature of Huene's dinosaur Succinodon". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 26 (1): 27–34.
  • Lambert, David, "The Wordsworth Book of Dinosaurs" (1998) Britain: Mackays of Chatham PLC.

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