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New refs #25
Well, we're starting up again. Please be patient as I go through the backlog.
This item was on sale in the exhibitors area. It was a might pricey but is a
Ivakhnenko, M.F. et al. 1997. Permian and Triassic tetrapods
of Eastern Europe. GEOS, Moscow. 216 p.
Nice comprehensive work. No dinos but lots of neat beasties.
I'm sure these were discussed a bit but I never added them in as yet, Karen
Chin up to her usual poop. Was great to see her at Snowbird, as usual.
Chin, K., T.T. Tokaryk, G.M. Erickson & L.C. Calk. 1998. A king-sized
theropod coprolite. Nature, 393:680-682. 18JUNE.
Big with lots of bone. Suggests Trex. With comment -
Andrews, P. & Y. Fernandez-Jalvo. 1998. 101 uses for fossilized
faeces. Nature, 393:629-630.
Now for those interested in the anatomy and basal relationships of avian
dinosaurs we have the following:
Muller, W. & E. Weber. 1998. Re-discovery of a supposedly lost muscle
in Palaeognathous birds and its phylogenetic implications.
Mitt. Mus. Nat. kd. Zool. Reihe 74(1):11-18.
They found the long lost M. geniohyodeus in palaeognathous taxa. Turns out to
be a plesiomorph for the group. Suggests closer look to see when it was really
lost, or how often, in neognaths.
Now a paper on fish. Some of the best and most exciting work these days is
being done on fish and lower tetrapods and I hope to see a few more people dive
into these groups. I love dinos but there are great things to be done on these
groups. This is an elegant paper that tries some neat things to reconstruct the
plate distribution. Possible apps to dinos.
Campbell, K.S.W. & R.E. Barwick. 1998. A new tooth-plated dipnoan from
the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation and its relationships. Memoirs
of the Queensland Museum 42(2):403-437.
Now 2 from Cretaceous Research -
Radley, J.D., M.J. Barker & I.C. Harding. 1998. Palaeoenvironment and
taphonomy of dinosaur tracks in the Vectis Formation (Lower
Cretaceous) of the Wessex Sub-basin, southern England. Cret.
Bunch of Iguanodon tracks with a few other, less well-preserved tracks.
Sigogneau-Russell, D. & P. Ensom. 1998. Thereuodon (Theria,
Symmetrodonta) from the Lower Cretaceous of North Africa and
Europe, and a brief review of the symmetrodonts. Cret. Res.
Typical Meso-mamm tooth-a-rama.
Now 3 from the Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias:
Barberena, M.C. & E.V. Dias. 1998. On the presence of a short-snouted
Rhinesuchoid amphibian in the Rio do Rasto Formation (Late
Permian of Parana basin, Brazil). AABC 70(3):465-468.
Bit of a snout.
Barberena, M.C., J.E.F. Dornelles. 1998. A new morphological
configuration of the skull and lower jaw of Cerritosaurus
binsfeldi Price, 1946 after the elimination of distortions caused
by taphonomic processes. AABC 70(3):469-476.
Nice paper on this proterochampsid archosaur. Always nice to know a few extra
bits about these stem forms.
Kellner, A.W.A. 1998. Panorama e perspectiva do estudio de repteis
fosseis no Brasil. AABC 70(3):648-676. [In Portugese]
Review paper on the fossil reptiles of Brazil. Very nice to have a summary on
this important area, even though it suggests the record is poor (83 forms from
Permian to Tertiary). Not surprisingly, the Santana is the most abundant
producer with pterosaurs as the most represented group. Dinos are represented
so far by only 3 theropod and 1 sauropod taxa. My intuition suggests this will
be a growth industry soon. Nice paper to have available.
That's enough for now. Lots more in backlog. Please excuse typos, I hate my
current keyboard which seems to hate to capitalize. TTFN