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New Refs #4



OK here is a bigger batch and I think I'm caught up now. I do these as
they come into the NMNH library here, so there are some older things that
will work themselves in.

Damiani, R.J. & A. Warren. 1997. Re-interpretation of Parotosuchus
   Wadei Cosgriff, a capitosaurid from the Triassic Narrabeen Group
   At Gosford, New South Wales, with comments on its growth stage.
   Alcheringa, 21:281-289.

Kills the species because the type is an obvious juvenile.


Kurochkin, E.N. & R.E. Molnar. 1997. New material of enantiornithine
   Birds from the Early Cretaceous of Australia. Alcheringa 21:291-297.

Small birds represented by typical scrappy material referred to the taxon
Nanantius eos originally described by Molnar. I met Evgeny Kurochkin
during the summer of 1996 here in DC. A great character and bright guy.


Salgado, L., R. Coria & S.E. Heredia. 1997. New materials of Gasparini-
   saura cincosaltensis (Ornithischia, Ornithopoda) from the Upper
   Cretaceous of Argentina. J. Paleont. 71(5):933-940.

New material helps define better the taxon as a basal iguanodontian just
beyond Tenontosaurus in the line toward the later iguanodonts and
hadrosaurids.


Godefroit, P. & B. Battail. 1997. Late Triassic cynodonts from Saint-
   Nicolas-de-Port (north-eastern France). Geodiversitas 19(3):567-631.

Bunch o' teeth from bunch o' taxa, washed into coastal marine deposits.


Maryanska, T. & H. Osmolska. 1997. The quadrate of oviraptorid
   Dinosaurs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 42(3):361-371.

Notes the distinctness of the quadrates in oviraptorids relative to
other theropods and birds.


Maisch, M.W. 1997. A case against the diapsid origin of the
   Ichthyosauria. N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Abh. 205(1):111-127.

Argues with Tarsitano's suggestion of a diapsid origin of the
ichthyosaurs and suggests they were derived from anapsid
tetrapods.


Okazaki, Y. & N. Kitamura. 1996. The first discovery of a pterosaur
   from the Cretaceous Mifune Group, Kyushu, Japan.
   Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist.  15:133-136.

Scrappy pterosaur stuff from early Late Cret. Of SW Japan.


In case the reference never got out:

Ruben, J.A., T.D. Jones, N.R. Geist & W.J. Hillenius. 1997. Lung
   structure and ventilation in theropod dinosaurs and early birds.
   Science 278:1267-1270. 14November97

and the comment in the front,

Gibbons, A. 1997. Lung fossils suggest dinos breathed in cold
   blood. Science 278:1229-1230. 14November97


Rich, T.H., P. Vickers-Rich, A. Constantine, T.F. Flannery, L.
   Kool & N. Van Klaveren. 1997. A tribosphenic mammal from
   The Mesozoic of Australia. Science 278:1438-1442. 21Nov.

Speaks to the origin of placentals, maybe in Australia (!!!) Using
this one Early Cretaceous tooth. Lot of weight for a single tooth
to bear but is tantalizing.


A neat article in Sci Amer based on Dave Thomas' great talk of
a couple years ago at SVP.

Thomas, D.A. & J.O. Farlow. 1997. Tracking a dinosaur attack.
   Scientific American 277(6):74-79. Dec97

Discusses the famous Paluxy River print series supposedly
showing the details of an attack of an Acrocanthosaurus on
a Pleurocoelus. Dave's talk was quite elegant and convincing.


Corgan, J.X. & E. Breitburg. 1996. Tennessee's Prehistoric
   Vertebrates. Tenn. Div. Geol. Bull. #84.

Contains short discussion of mesozoic localities that produce
various marine reptiles and a dino vert. Pages 17-20.


Cygan, N.E., P.J. Modreski, E.P. Rall & R.G. Raynolds. 1997.
   On Dinosaur Ridge: reaching and teaching the public.
   Geotimes 42(11):25-28. Nov.

Outreach stuff.


Pereda Superbiola, X. 1996. La Contribucion del Baron Nopcsa
   Al Estudio de las faunas de vertebrados continentales del
   Cretacico final de Europa. Gaia #13:43-66.

Gneeral paper about the amazing Baron von Nopcsa. In Spanish.
The Baron was one of the first real theoretical thinkers in dinos.
He was spectacular whether he was right or, as he could be, was 
amazingly off base, as he often was - or both simultaneously which
he could be more than seems possible. 


Belt, E.S., J.F. Hicks & D.A. Murphy. 1997. A pre-Lancian regional
   Unconformity and its relationship to Hell Creek paleogeography
   In south-eastern Montana. Contrib. Geology U. Wyoming 31(2):1-26.

Worthwhile discussion of the sediments and structure in a crucial
region to us dino types.


Tokaryk, T.T. 1997. First evidence of juvenile ceratopsians (Reptilia:
   Ornithischia) from the Frenchman formation (late Maastrichtian)
   Of Saskatchewan. Canadian J. Earth Sci. 34:1401-1404.

New scrappy material of juvenile chasmosaurines that question whether
any real difference exists with the centrosaurines relative to the
attachment
of the frontal on the medial side of the postorbital. The juvenile chasmos
look like centros.

Now 3 paleohistologically oriented papers

Rimblot-Baly, F., A. De Ricqles & L. Zylberberg. 1995. Analyse paleo-
   Histologique d'une serie de croissance partielle chez
   Lapparentosaurus  Madagascariensis (Jurassique Moyen): essai sur
   la dynamique de  Croissance d'un dinosaure sauropode. Annales de
   Paleontologie   81(2):49-86.

This just came into our library. They looked at micro stuff on a growth
series of this Mid-Jurassic sauropod. Typical in that growth rate was
very high early on and slowed down later, the classic dino model now.
They suggest the data strongly support sauropods as active
land-dwellers with indeterminant growth and mass-related endothermy.


Martill, D.M. & D.M. Unwin. 1997. Small spheres in fossil bones: blood 
   Corpuscles or diagenetic products? Palaeontology 40(3):619-624.

Stuff that looks like fossilized corpuscles found in an archosaurian 
(Pterosaurian?) Limb bone turn oout to be pyrite. Throws skepticism
towards other such reports.


Barker, M.J., J.B. Clarke & D.M. Martill. 1997. Mesozoic reptile bones
   As diagenetic windows. Bull. Soc. Geol. France, 168(5):535-545.

Heavily into bone void spaces and suggests are useful data that can be
be derived from mineralogical changes that occur there during 
fossilization.

And finally two general papers:

Lee, M.S.Y. & P. Doughty. 1997. The relationship between
   Evolutionary theory and phylogenetic analysis.
   Biol. Rev. 72:471-495.

Detailed discussion suggesting that evolutionary principles
and phylogenetic reconstructions be done independently and
then compared. Strong agreement provides more robust
results, if one strong and the other weak - argues for acceptance
of the strong. If both are strong but they differ - then the fun
starts.


Brochu, C.A. 1997. Morphology, fossils, divergence timing, and
   The phylogenetic relationships of Gavialis. Systematic
   Biology 46(3):479-522.

Very comprehensive analysis of croc relationships and implications
for divergence times. Haven't had time to dissect but of interest to
those of us with croc interests - and who doesn't?