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New volume on Late Jurassic of Tendaguru



NEW PUBLICATION ON THE FAUNA AND FLORA OF THE LATE JURASSIC TENDAGURU BEDS OF 
TANZANIA

Dear colleagues 

I would like to draw your attention to Volume 2 of the Mitteilungen aus dem 
Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin Geowissenschaftliche Reihe, published in 
November 1999 and devoted almost entirely to the Late Jurassic fauna and flora 
of the Tendaguru beds in Tanzania. 

This volume (see below for a full listing of the contents), which concentrates 
on dinosaurs, but also contains papers on other fossil reptiles, mammals, fish 
and plants, represents the first results of a major new research programme on 
the Tendaguru deposits which is co-ordinated by the Institut für Paläontologie 
in the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. The volume also provides a useful 
entrance into the older literature on the Tendaguru beds which have yielded a 
remarkable vertebrate fauna including the spectacular sauropod dinosaur 
Brachiosaurus, a specimen of which forms the focal point of the Dinosaur Hall 
in the public exhibitions of the Museum für Naturkunde. As part of the research 
programme a team from the Museum will visit Tanzania later this year to collect 
more data on the sedimentology, stratigraphy and age of the Tendaguru beds. 

For general information on the museum, its staff, exhibitions and research 
programmes go to:
http://www.museum.hu-berlin.de/. 

For an overview of the Institut für Paläontologie go to:
http://www.museum.hu-berlin.de/pal/palhome/palstart.html
and click on the bird. 


MITTEILUNGEN AUS DEM MUSEUM FÜR NATURKUNDE IN BERLIN GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE 
REIHE, VOL. 2 (1999)

Contents:

Hoppe, G.: Zur Geschichte der Geowissenschaften im Museum für Naturkunde zu 
Berlin. Teil 2: Von der Gründung der Berliner Bergakademie bis zur Gründung der 
Universität 1770-1810.? pp. 3-24 

Heinrich, W.-D.: The taphonomy of dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of 
Tendaguru (Tanzania), based on field sketches of the German Tendaguru 
expedition (1909-1913).? pp. 25-61 

Christian, A., Heinrich, W.-D. & Golder, W: Posture and mechanics of the 
forelimbs of Brachiosaurus brancai (Dinosauria: Sauropoda).? pp. 63-73

Perry, F.S. & Reuter, T.: Hypothetical lung structure of Brachiosaurus based on 
functional contraints.? pp. 75-79

Christian, A., Müller, R.H.G., Christian, G. & Preuschoft, H.: Limb swinging in 
elephants and giraffes and implications for the reconstruction of limb 
movements and speed estimates in large dinosaurs.? pp. 81-90 

Gunga, H.-C., Kirsch, K., Rittweger, J., Röcker, L., Clarke, A., Albertz, J., 
Wiedemann, A., Mokry, S., Suthau, T., Wehr, A., Heinrich W.-D. & Schultze, 
H.-P.: Body size and body volume distribution in two sauropods from the Upper 
Jurassic of Tendaguru (Tanzania).? pp. 91-102 

Sander, P.M.: Life history of Tendaguru sauropods as inferred from long bone 
histology.? pp. 103-112 

Wiedemann, A., Suthau, T. & Albertz, J.: Photogrammetry survey of dinosaur 
skeletons.? pp. 113-119 

Unwin, D.M. & Heinrich, W.-D.: On a pterosaur jaw from the Upper Jurassic of 
Tendaguru (Tanzania).? pp. 121-134 

Arratia, G. & Schultze, H.-P.: Semionotiform fish from the Upper Jurassic of 
Tendaguru (Tanzania).? pp. 135-153 

Broschinski, A.: Ein Lacertilier (Scincomorpha, Paramacellodidae) aus dem 
Oberen Jura von Tendaguru (Tansania).? pp. 155-168 

Heinrich, W.-D.: First haramiyid (Mammalia, Allotheria) from the Mesozoic of 
Gondwana.? pp. 159-170 

Schrank, E.: Palynology of the Dinosaur Beds of Tendaguru (Tanzania) - 
Preliminary results.? pp. 171-183 

Kahlert, E., Schultka, S. & Süß, H.: Die mesophytische Flora der 
Saurierlagerstätte am Tendaguru (Tansania). Erste Ergebnisse.? pp. 185-199 

Schudack, M.E.: Some charophytes from the Middle Dinosaur Member of the 
Tendaguru Formation (Upper Jurassic of Tanzania).? pp. 201-205 


For further details of the journal go to: 
http://www.wiley-vch.de/berlin/journals/mmnb-gr/index.html
or:
http://www.museum.hu-berlin.de/pal/palhome/paljourn.html

To obtain a copy of the Tendaguru volume, or to subscribe to the journal, 
customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland should contact: 
subservice@wiley-vch.de. 

Customers in all other areas should contact:
cs-journals@wiley.co.uk. 

Further details for Wiley-VCH can be found at: 
http://www.wiley-vch.de


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Cheers

Dave Unwin

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David M Unwin
Curator for Fossil Reptiles and Birds
Institut fur Palaontologie
MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE 
Zentralinstitut der Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 43
D-10115 Berlin
GERMANY

Email: david.unwin@rz.hu-berlin.de

Tel. numbers:   

0049 30 2093 8577 (office)
0049 30 2093 8862 (department secretary)
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