[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
OK gang, here are a couple of new refs of interest:
First up are 2 on a Jurassic croc that's rather primitive and part of
what some investigators call the Mesoeucrocodylia. Basically a real
primitive non Protosuchian Crocodyliform of the genus Hsisosuchus.
1. Li Jinling, Wu Xiaochun & Li Xuanmin. 1994. New material of
Hsisisuchus chungkingensis from Sichuan, China. Vertebrate
2. Wu X., Li J. & Li X. 1994. Phylogenetic relationship of Hsisosuchus.
Vertebrata PalAsiatica 32(3):166-180.
Both are in Chinese with extensive English summaries.
Finally, the first part of an article I already described the second
3. Zhao Zikui, Ma Hezhong & Yang Yongqi. 1994, Biomechanical properties
of dinosaur eggshells (1). - The Stress analysis of the dinosaur
eggshells under external pressure. Vertebrata PalAsiatica
I guess we all have to deal with stress of various kinds.
A finally a new pterosaur from the Upper K of China:
Cai Zhengquan & Wei Feng. 1994. On a new pterosaur (Zhejiangopterus
linhaiensis Gen. et sp. nov.) from Upper Cretaceous in Linhai,
Zhejiang, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 32(3):181-194.
They have skull, gastralia, scapula, humerus and apparently 5 different
specimens (e.g., 2 heads, 2 humerus, 3 femur). Skull lengths vary
from .29 to .43 (est) meters. Not that small.
I always enjoy it when a batch of V.P.'s come in
TTFN, Ralph Chapman, NMNH