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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
 group.

 That's it for now. TTFN   Ralph Chapman, NMNH