The odds of finding two dinosaurs in battle are low, but luckily at least two amazing instances of dinosaurs fighting have been discovered.
The Fighting Dinosaurs
A Velociraptor and Protoceratops were found in Mongolia in a fighting position after death. They were preserved in sand dune deposits, and probably buried from a collapsing dune or in a sand storm (either way they died and were buried quickly). The Velociraptor was found with its sickle claw in the throat of the Protoceratops, and the Protoceratops has its beak clamped on the right arm of the Velociraptor.
The Dueling Dinosaurs
These are the skeletons of an adolescent T. rex (or maybe Nanotyrannus) and a Triceratops found in a sediment block, possibly locked in battle when they died. The fossils are now at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science where they’re being prepared. Scientists are expecting to find most of the bones of both dinosaurs.
Hear more about the latest on the Dueling Dinosaurs in episode 313 of our podcast.