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Refs o' plenty
Well gang, I'm back from cold-booting in Negril, Jamaica, had a visit
with Neil from Scotland (he's back now) and am trying not to loose my
mellow (listening to Clapton doin' Marley right now). A bucket of stuff
is in, so here goes:
A new beast from small amount of remains from near Trieste, Italy. They
think is hadrosaur and Mike Brett-Surman says could be:
Brazzatti, T. & R. Calligaris. 1995. Studio preliminare di reperti di
Dinosauri del Carso Triestino. Atti Mus. Civ. Stor. nat. Trieste
There's some squabbling over periodicity in the extinction record
between Rampino & Haggerty (pp. 617-8) and Benton (pp. 618-9) based
on his earlier work (7 April, p. 52) in the 4August95 issue of Science
(vol. 269). Read it is you're that interested. Some of us have to.
Now, in addition to the exciting new paleo-hominid stuff coming from
the Iberian Peninsula, we have more trackways!!!!
Casanovas, M.L., R. Ezquerra, A. Fernandez, F. Perez-Lorente, J.V.
Santafe & F. Torcida. Two new dinosaur tracksites in La Rioja
and Soria Province (Spain). Coloquios de Paleontologia,
#47, pp. 9-23. Good variety, in Spanish.
And not so far away (from a Texas perspective, length-wise)
Meyer, Christian A. 1994. A new sauropods printsite from the Upper Jurassic
of Northern Switzerland ("Kimmeridgian"; Montbautier, KT. Bern) by Ph.
Mouchet. A Reply. Revue de Paleobiologie 13(2):427-428.
Disagrees with Mouchet (1993) on lots (original 1993, RP 12(2):345-9.
Then for the sauropod minded.
Blows, William T. 1995. The Early Cretaceous brachiosaurid dinosaurs
Ornithopsis and Eucamerotus from the Isle of Wight, England.
Re-looks at Ornithopsis and decides that most material referred to it is
unlike the type stuff, belonging to O. hulkei Seeley, 1870. Instead, refers
some material to new species Eucamerotus foxi which is designated the
new type species for the genus originally erected by Hulke, 1871 without one.
(wasn't the 19th century fun, eh?). Then beats up on a bunch of brachiosaur
taxa (English) that were erected with lousy material.
Moving around the tetrapods:
Modesto, S.P. 1995. The skull of the herbivorous synapsid Edaphosaurus
boanerges from the Lower Permian of Texas. Palaeontology, 38(1):213-239.
Nice study of the earliest known complex terrestrial herbivore. Fun.
Then there is:
deBraga, Michael & R.R. Reisz. 1995. A new diapsid reptile from the uppermost
Carboniferous (Stephanian) of Kansas. Palaeontology, 38(1):199-212.
Neat new early one with possible aquatic tail adaptations.
Well, that's it for now, more later.
Your humble servant and semi-rasta man, Ralph Chapman, NMNH