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New refs #27
And another set for today. Sitting around listening to Reggae awaiting a
long-needed vacation in Jamaica to start soon. By the way, the missing date on
the Geister from last list was 1998.
First a new pterosaur...
Buffetaut, E., J.-J. Lepage & G. Lepage. 1998. A new
Pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Kimmeridgian of
The Cap de la Heve (Normandy, France). Geol.
Jaw bits from the Upper Jurassic of Normandy. Named Normannognathus
wellnhoferi - the jaw from Normandy named for Peter W.
Now the awaited...
Taquet, P. & D.A. Russell. 1998. New data on spinosaurid
Dinosaurs from the Early Cretaceous of the Sahara.
C.R. Acad. Sci., Paris, Sci. de la Terre et des Planetes,
The main competition for Sereno in African spinosaurids. Very scrappy material.
Taquet is a very nice guy and I can highly recommend his new book.
Shishkin, M.A. 1998. Tungussogyrinus - a relict neotenic
Dissorophid (Amphibia, Temnospondyli) from the
Permo-Triassic of Siberia. Paleontological J., 32(5):521-531.
The title pretty much says it all. Redescription of old material with some new
Now a title that might be of interest to those interested in the limbs of dinos
and how their musculature worked.
Patak, A.E. & J. Baldwin. 1998. Pelvic limb musculature in the
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae (Aves: Struthioniformes:
Dromaiidae): adaptations to high-speed running.
Journal of Morphology, 238:23-37.
Nice anatomical stuff. Very muscular.
Li, L & G. Keller. 1998. Abrupt deep-sea warming at the end
Of the Cretaceous. Geology, 26(11):995-998.
Describes a warm pulse right before the end of the Cretaceous. Might also be
relevant to K/T extinctions.
Retallack, G. et al. (5 others). 1998. Search for evidence of
impact at the Permian-Triassic boundary in Antarctica and
Australia. Geology, 26(11):979-982.
Some evidence of an impact but it suggests a minor one and, perhaps, mis-timed
with the actual extinction. No real evidence for a major impact here.
Molnar, R.E., J. Wiffen & B. Hayes. 1998. A probable
Theropod bone from the latest Jurassic of New Zealand.
New Zealand J. Geology & Geophysics, 41:145-148.
Pretty darned scrappy bone piece that still may suggest that dinos were in NZ
from at least the late Jurassic to the end of the Cretaceous.
Rage, J.-C. 1998. Latest Cretaceous extinctions and
environmental sex determination in reptiles. Bull.
Soc. Geol. France, 169(4):479-483.
Discounts ESD as a cause of extinction at the KT.
Warren, A. & C. Marsicano. 1998. Revision of the
Brachyopidae (Temnospondyli) from the Triassic
Of the Sydney, Carnarvon and Tasmania Basins,
Australia. Alcheringa, 22:329-342.
Mukherjee, R.N. & D.P. Sengupta. 1998. New
Capitosaurid amphibians from the Triassic Denwa
Formation of the Satpura Gondwana Basin, central
India. Alcheringa, 22:317-327.
Another nice review - good time for Triassic amphibs. New long-snouted amphib
genus Parotosuchus. Heads are 12-15" long. Nice.
Natur und Museum 128(7) 1998 has two nice articles on the Messel fauna - and
Germany has a nice new postage stamp with a Messel croc on it.
Thomas, D.A. 1998. Gaps in the fossil record: a case study.
Skeptical Inquirer, 22(6)[Nov/Dec]:26-28.
Uses the Morrison Formation to discuss gaps in the record.
That's it for now.
Ralph Chapman, NMNH