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Re: New Zealand dinosaur fauna
John Schneiderman wrote:
> Do the insular fauna of Late Cretaceous New Zealand, match the
> Cretaceous fauna, especially like that found in Cape Otway, Australia?
Simple answer: No. But this is largely because the dinofaunas of both
Australia and New Zealand are too poorly known to make any meaningful
comparisons. Most of Australia's dinosaurs are of mid-Cretaceous age
(Aptian/Albian/Cenomanian), and I'm not sure if NZ has any dino
material that is contemporary.
> What of Antartica's Cretaceous fauna?
I know of a nodosaur from Ross Island and a medium-sized ornithopod
(?hypsilophodontid) from Vega Island. The former is inderminate, the
latter is awaiting a formal description.
> Many Thanks in advance,
> ---John Schneiderman (firstname.lastname@example.org)