[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: New Zealand Dinosaurs
I have a copy of Joan Wiffen and Joseph McKee's paper on the
Manahouganga Stream Cretaceous vertebrate site (Geol Soc NZ Misc Publ
50B: 189-202, 1990). Here is what they say on the dinosaurs:-
"...Molnar (1981) estimated that the theropod was 4m long and weighed
0.4 tonnes (not 7m long as stated in some recent publications!!!).
Since this initial publication, further dinosaur material has been
collected and it is now apparent that NZ had quite a diverse dinosaur
fauna. The current list is:
Theropod - medium size (Molnar, 1981)
Theropod - large size (about the size of the Canterbury Museum
Hypsolophodont (ornithopod) - herbivore (Wiffen and Molnar, 1989)
_Ankylosaurus_ - armour-plated dinosaur
Large dinosaur indet.
Dinosaur/bird? (Scarlett and Molnar, 1984)
Pterosaurs are also known from here if any of you are interested (see
Wiffen and Molnar, 1988)
Molnar, RE 1981 A dinosaur from New Zealand. _in_:Cresswell, MM and
Vella, P (eds) Gondwana five. Fifth International Gondwana
Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, February 1980. Rotterdam, AA
Scarlett and Molnar, 1984 Terrestrial bird or dinosaur phalanx from
the New Zealand Cretaceous. NZ Jour Zool 11: 271-275
Wiffen and Molnar, 1988 First pterosaur from New Zealand. Alcheringa
Wiffen and Molnar, 1989Upper Cretaceous Ornithopod from New Zealand.
Geobios 22: 531-536
Hope this all helps. Most of this I got from Joseph McKee when he
visited me last year in Scotland. If there is anyone who is in touch
with him, say "Hi!" from me, and tell him about the first dinosaur
from Scotland (Dino Times Jan 95).
Curator of Palaeontology
University of Glasgow
Mountains are found in erogenous zones.
(Geological Howlers - ed. WDI Rolfe)