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EARLY MANIRAPTORS PT II
Darren Naish wrote:
>As for the earliest reliably reported ornithomimid, _Pelecanimimus polyodon_
>from the Las Hoyas deposits, Jerry points out that it's Hauterivian-Barremian.
>> The lesser known but similar deposits in Lleida have been dated as
>> Berriasian-Valanginian, but I don't know how much I trust the dates of
>> either set.
>I haven't heard of these deposits (Lleida ones). Anything we should be
>interested in? Sigh, too many animals, not enough time. At least I got the
>conodonts out of the way..
Las Hoyas outcrop is Upper Barremian in age. The deposits from Lleida, known
as Sierra de El Montsec, gave the primitive bird _Noguerornis_. They are
Valanginian in age.
Talk to you later, Nino.
Bernardino P. Perez-Moreno Fax: 34-1-3978344
Unidad de Paleontologia E-mail: Nino@uam.es
Departamento de Biologia Phone: 34-1-3978139
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
28049 - Madrid