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New Refs #16
And the beat goes on...
Auge, N. & R. Smith. 1997. The Agamidae (Reptilia, Squamata) from the
Paleogene of western Europe. Belgian J. Zoology, 127(2):123-138.
Review of Paleogene agamids from western Europe. Names a new one,
Tinosaurus europeocaenus from the Lower Eocene of Belgium. Also
reviews Uromastyx europaeus and Agama gallinae, suggesting a new
genus, Quercygama, for the latter. In French.
For those fans of thelodonts, a big review of important specimens...
Marss, T. & A. Ritchie. 1998 (for 1997). Articulated thelodonts
(Agatha) of Scotland. Trans. Royal Soc. Edinburgh, Earth
Nice review of these phylogenetically and historically important
fossils.Taphonomically they act a lot like primitive echinoderms
in that they fossilize a globs of small plates that offer a challenge
work on. Nice to see someone working on it.
Clack, J.A. 1998 (for 1997). The Scottish Carboniferous tetrapod
Crassigyrinus scoticus (Lydekker) - cranial anatomy and
relationships. Trans. Royal Soc. Edinburgh, Earth
Nice classic Clack morphological analysis of early tetrapod with
phylogenetic analysis of the base of the group. Nice.
Abramovich, S., A. Almogi-Labin & C. Benjamini. 1998. Decline
of the Maastrichtian pelagic ecosystem based on planktic
Foraminifera assemblage change: implication for the terminal
Cretaceous faunal crisis. Geology, 26(1):63-66.
Suggests that planktic forams in theis are (Negev) were onto hard
times before the boundary.
Loope, D.B., L. Dingus, C.C. Swisher, III & C. Minjin. 1998. Life
and death in a Late Cretaceous dune field, Nemegt Basin, Mongolia.
Sedimentological analysis of how many of those Gobi dinos got
there. Notes the presence of abundant tracks of dinos on some of
the dune fields for the first time and suggests both active and
stabile dune fields are present. Suggest no evidence supports
that burial was related to storm events.
One for the more numerically oriented - another GSP should be
interested in, as well as myself
Silva, M. 1998. Allometric scaling of body length: elastic or
geometric similarity in mamalian design.
Journal of Mammalogy, 79(1):20-32.
How various mammal groups vary with size. Important to note
if thinking about size in dinos.
Herrel, A., P. Aerts & F. De Vree. 1998. Static biting in lizards:
functional morphology of the temporal ligaments. Journal
Zoology, London, 244:135-143.
How lizards bite. Might be of interest to those thinking about
how dinos bite.
Nikitin, V.B. 1997. On the structure of the postcranial skeleton
in Dvinosaurus (Amphibia, Temnospondyli): 2. Scapulo-
coracoid. Paleontological Journal 31(5):546-551. [English]
As the title says...
Ivakhnenko, M.F. 1997. New Late Permian Nycterolerids from
Eastern Europe. Paleontological Journal, 31(5):552-558 [Engl.]
New material for nycterolerids including new genus and species,
Emeroleter levis. Suggests division of family to 2 subfamilies; 1
includeing E. Levis and Nycteroleter ineptus (Nycterolerinae) and
another (Bashkyroleterinae) including the genus Bashkyroleter.
The big paper mentioned earlier...
Sampson, S.D., M.J.Ryan & D.H. Tanke. 1997. Craniofacial
ontogeny in centrosaurine dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae):
taxonomic and behavioral implications. Zoological Journal of
The Linnean Society, 121:293-337.
Big ol' paper discussing the heads of ceratopsians. Developmental
analysis supports social implications, etc. Nice, as expected from
Fox, R.C. & J. Meng. 1997. An X-radiographic and SEM study of the
osseus inner ear of multituberculates and monotremes (Mammalia):
implications for mammalian phylogeny and evolution of hearing.
Zool. J. Linnean Society, 121:249-291.
Another big ol' study. Very detailed. Suggests big morphological gap
in inner ear transition between non-therian and therian mammals.
Norman, D.B. & S.M. Kurzanov. 1997. On Asian ornithopods
(Dinosauria: Ornithischia). 2. Arstanosaurus akkurganensis
Shilin and Suslov, 1982. Proc. Geologists' Assoc., 108:191-199.
Basically blows apart that taxon because of an inaccurate initial
description. Notes that the best ID available given the material
is Lambeosaurinae. Nomen dubium.
Sachs, S. 1997. First record of an armored dinosaur (Reptilia,
Ornithischia, Thyreophora) from the Lower Cretaceous
(Berriasian) of Gronau in Westfalen, Germany. Neues
Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Mh.,
1997(1):56-64. [In German]
Distal end of a right humerus suggesting nodosaurid
That's enough for this batch - getting there..