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more new refs



Here are some new ones, I'm assuming some other non-dino topics are ok
too.

1) Bell, C.M. & K. Padian. 1995. Pterosaur fossils from the Cretaceous
     of Chile: evidence for a pterosaur colony on an inland desert plain.
     Geol. Mag. 132(1):31-38.

Neat reference on a pterosaur bone bed that seems to be a colony of pteros
that got overrun by flood waters (sedimentological evidence for this). There
apparently are 1000's of fossils of pterosaur bones with a few rare dino
bones in bad shape. The pterosaur bone material is apparently pretty
scrappy and broken up, although numerous. No good id as of yet. Interesting
also because it is apparently evidence for inland pteros in abundance rather
than more typical near shore-line finds.
Lingham-Soliar, T. 1995. Anatomy and functional morphology of the
   largest marine reptile known, Mosasaurus hoffmanni from the
   Upper Cretaceous of the Netherlands. (title shortened by me - lazy)
   Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London, B  347:155-180.

Looooong paper on a biiiiiiig marine reptile which is probably pretty
advance phylogenetically as well. Skull is the least kinetic of known
mosasaurs, which isn't surprising for such a big guy. Seems to have a
very strong bite, large orbits, mediocre smelling power and may have
indicated surface swimming in deep nearshore waters. Healed mandibles
that were badly damaged suggest a violent lifestyle (no surprise there
either). Long and detailed.

Benton, M.J. & C.T.S. Little. 1994. Impact in the Caribbean and death of
    of the dinosaurs. Geology Today   Nov./Dec. '94, pp. 222-227.

Nice review of the current state of K-T boundary extinction, with comments
in some detail on Chicxulub and the still puzzle of dino extinction.
Initial look suggests it's nice work. Will report more when better read.

Someone already mentioned Wellnhofer's new hadrosaur from Bavaria based
on scrappy material but looking possibly dwarfed and maybe island living.

Dauphin, Y. 1994. Comparison of microstructures and chemical composition
   between fossil egg shells from southern France and Asia and those of
   recent birds. N. Jb. Geol. Palaeont. Abh. 194(1):55-71.

In French but nice review (so far it looks that way) on comparing fossil
and recent egg shells in birds - probably must reading for anyone interested
in dino eggs.

Thulborn, R.A. (a.k.a. Tony). 1994. Ornithopod dinosaur tracks from the
   Lower Jurassic of Queensland. Alcheringa  18:247-258.

A group of tracks made by some smallish dinos (<2 m. length), probably
somthing like Fabrosaurus or Lesothosaurus. Earliest evidence of ornithi-
schians in Australia. Typical solid Tony work on prints.

More later - Ralph Chapman, NMNH