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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Brochu, C.A. 1997. Morphology, fossils, divergence timing, and
The phylogenetic relationships of Gavialis. Systematic
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?