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Yet even more...
A couple of AMNH Novitates are out of interest,
Sanz, J.L., L.M. Chiappe & A.D. Buscalioni. 1995. The osteology of
Concornis lacustris (Aves: Enantiornithes) from the Lower Cretaceous
of Spain and a reexamination of its phylogenetic relationships.
AMN #3133, 23 p.
Nice anatomical/phylogenetic analysis based on the one beautiful specimen.
Shows it to be a solid member of the Enantiornithes as the next group along
the line after Iberomesornis. Will be great to get the new Chinese/Korean
stuff into the line - will learn much at the Soc. Avian Paleo & Evolution
(SAPE) meetings in June here. As an aside, the NMNH and I personally (and no
doubt the AMNH) have casts of this wonderful specimen. Neat.
Gaffney, E.S. & J.W. Kitching, 1995. The morphology and relationships
of Australochelys, and Early Jurassic turtle from South Africa.
AMN #3130, 29 p.
Some pretty darned detailed stuff about the anatomy and phylogenetic
relationships of the chelonian. Looks like Late Triassic and Early
Jurassic is a pretty interesting time for chelonians.
Sigogneau-Russell, D. 1995. Two possibly aquatic triconodont mammals
from the Early Cretaceous of Morocco. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica
40(2):149-162. More teeth.
Pianka, E.R. 1995. Evolution of body size: varanid lizards as a model
system. The American Naturalist, 146(3):398-414.
Nice work on varanids and plotting characters like size onto cladograms
to see how size varied and evolved. Typical Pianka high quality stuff.
Nice to try on dinos if we ever get enough material for a group.
Preuschoft, H., H. Witte, A. Christian & S. Recknagel. 1994. Body
shape and locomotion in large (cursorial) mammals. Verh. Dtsch.
Zool. Ges. 87(2):147-163.
Interesting functional studies of mammals with possible interest
to those working on dino funct morph. It is in German so most of the
verbs have to the end of the sentences been put. Probably good
different view from the related literature from R. McNeil Alexander's
That's it for now. TTFN Ralph Chapman, NMNH