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Re: An evolution question.

On Wed, 12 Apr 1995 spn3877@sae.ssu.umd.edu wrote:

> I am trying to trace the evolutionary history of Dromaeosaurids.
> (I think thats what their called) Basically the raptor families,
> like deinonychus, velociraptor, etc. Does anyone know of some
> papers or references I could use to help me with this evolutionary
> lineage? Anything would be very helpful.
>                               Shannon-Salisbury State University
        You just happened to hit upon my favorite subject here.  I'm 
currently wading through the literature on Dromaeosaurid phylogeny 
myself.  There's actually more out there than I originally thought.  I 
hope these references help.

E.D. Cope, 1876, "On some extinct reptiles and Batrachia from the Judith 
River and Fox Hills beds of Montana," Phila. Acad. Nat. Sci. Proc. 28, pp 

W.D. Matthew, 1923, "Preliminary notices of skeletons and skulls of 
Deinodontidae from the Cretaceous of Alberta," Amer. Mus. Novitates 89, 
pp 1-9

Charles W. Gilmore, 1924, "A new coelurid dinosaur from the Belly River 
Cretaceous of Alberta," Can. Geol. Surv. Bull. 38 (series 43), pp 1-12

Henry F. Osborn, 1924, "Three new theropoda, Protoceratops zone, central 
Mongolia," Amer. Mus. Novitates 144, pp 1-12

Loris S. Russell, 1930, "Upper Cretaceous dinosaur faunas of North 
America," Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 69, pp 133-59

Charles W. Gilmore, 1933, "On the dinosaurian fauna of the Iren Dabasu 
Formation," Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. Bull. 67(2), pp 23-78

Alfred A. Romer, 1956, Osteology of the Reptiles, Univ. Chicago Press, 
Chicago, xxi + 772pp

Edwin H. Colbert, 1969, "The small Cretaceous dinosaur Dromaeosaurus," 
Amer. Mus. Novitates 2380, pp 1-49

John H. Ostrom, 1969, "Terrible Claw," Discovery 5(1), pp 1-9

John H. Ostrom, 1969, "A new theropod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous 
of Montana," Postilla 128, pp 1-17

John H. Ostrom, 1969, "Osteology of Deinonychus antirrhopus, an unusual 
theropod from the Lower Cretaceous of Montana," Peabody Mus. Nat. Hist. 
Bull. 30, pp 1-165

Dale A. Russell, 1969, "A new specimen of Stenonychosaurus from the 
Oldman Formation (Cretaceous) of Alberta," Can. Jour. of Earth Sci. 6(4), 
pp 595-612

Rinchen Barsbold, 1974, "Saurornithoididae, a new family of small 
theropod dinosaurs from Central Asia and North America," Palaeontologica 
Polonica 30, pp 5-22

John H. Ostrom, 1974, "The pectoral girdle and forelimb function of 
Deinonychus (Reptilia: Saurischia): A correction," Postilla 165, pp 1-11

John H. Ostrom, 1976, "On a new specimen of the Lower Cretaceous theropod 
dinosaur Deinonychus antirrhopus," Breviora 439, pp 1-21

Hans-Dieter Sues, 1977, "The skull of Velociraptor mongoliensis, a small 
Cretaceous theropod dinosaur from Mongolia," Palontologische Zeitschrift 
51, pp 173-84

Hand-Dieter Sues, 1978, "A new small theropod dinosaur from the Judith 
River Formation (Campanian) of Alberta, Canada," Journal of the Linnean 
Society: Zoology 62, pp 381-400

Rinchen Barsbold, 1979, "Opisthopubic pelvis in the saurischian 
dinosaurs," Nature 279, pp 792-3

D. Grigorescu, 1980, "A new specimen of Elopteryx nopcsai Andrews from 
the Dinosaurian beds of Hateg Basin," Rev. Roum. Geol. Geolphys. Geog. 
Geol. 24, pp 171-5

Halska Osmolska, 1982, "Hulsanpes perlei n. g. n. sp. (Deinonychosauria, 
Saurischia, Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Barun Goyot Formation 
of Mongolia," Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaeontologie, Monatshefte 
1982(7), pp 440-8

Y.V. Suslov, 1982, "[Dromaeosaurid unguals from the Upper Cretaceous 
deposits of the Kyzl-Orda region]," Kazakhstana Akad. Nauk Kazokhskoy 
S.S.R. Inst. Zool. Mat. istorii fauny flory 8, pp 5-16  (I haven't looked 
this one up yet, but I imagine it's writtin in Russian)

Gregory S. Paul, 1988, Predatory Dinosaurs of the World: A Complete 
Illustrated Guide, Simon & Schuster, New York, 464 pp

Gregory S. Paul, 1988, "The small predatory dinosaurs of the 
mid-Mesozoic: the horned theropods of the Morrison and Great Oolite- 
Ornitholestes and Proceratosaurus- and the sickle-claw theropods of the 
Cloverly, Djadokhta and Judith River- Deinonychus, Velociraptor and 
Saurornitholestes," Hunteria 2(4), pp 1-9

A.W. Crompton, 1989, "A cold-eyed look at a treatise on warm-blooded 
dinosaurs," Sci. Amer. 260, pp 110-3

Philip J. Currie & J. Keith Rigby Jr., 1990, "Theropod teeth from the 
Judith River Formation of southern Alberta, Canada," in Dinosaur 
Systematics: Approaches and Perspectives, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge

John H. Ostrom, 1990, "Dromaeosauridae," in The Dinosauria, D.B. 
Weishampel & P. Dodson & H. Osmolska (eds.), Univ. Calif. Press, 
Berkeley, pp 269-79

Jean Le Loeuff, 1992, "The first record of dromaeosaurid dinosaurs 
(Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Maastrichtian of southern Eurpoe: 
palaeobiogeographical implications," Bulletin de la Societe geologique de 
France 163, pp 337-43

Emily B. Giffin, 1995, "Postcranial paleoneurology of the Diapsida," 
Journal of Zoology 235 (part 3), pp 389-410

Also, I haven't been able to look this one up yet, so I don't have the 
full reference, but there is an article about Utahraptor in Hunteria 2(10)

        There all also approximately 50 references to papers involving 
animals in the Dromaeosauridae in Daniel Chure & John McIntosh's "A 
Bibliography of the Dinosauria," on pp 95-6.  I haven't yet had the time to 
enter these into my database, so I haven't listed them here.

        Good luck!  If you turn up anything new and exciting I'd love to 
hear about it!