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From: Ben Creisler email@example.com
Here a few new refs that may not have been mentioned here
Kurzanov, S. M. , M. B. Efimov, and Yu. M. Gubin, 2003.
New Archosaurs from the Jurassic of Siberia and Mongolia.
Paleonotological Journal 37 (1): 53-57.
Abstract-New finds of crocodiles and dinosaurs from the
Late Jurassic deposits of southwestern Mongolia
(Shar-Teg locality) and Eastern Siberia (basin of the
Vilyui River, Teete locality) are described. A new species
of small-sized running crocodiles, Nominosuchus arcanus,
characterized by a small number of teeth is
described from the Shar-Teg locality on the basis of the
anterior parts of the skull. A Jurassic assemblage of
dinosaurs, including Stegosaurus sp., sauropods resembling
Camarasaurus, and predatory theropods, includ-
ing Allosaurus sp., is established for the first time on
the basis of the material from the Teete locality in
This corroborates the presence of the zoogeographic
relationship between the North American and Siberian fau-
nas at that time.
Arkhangelsky, M. S. and A. O. Averianov, 2003. On the Find
of a Primitive Hadrosauroid Dinosaur (Ornithischia,
Hadrosauroidea) in the Cretaceous of the Belgorod Region.
Paleonotological Journal 37 (1): 58-61.
Abstract-An isolated maxillary tooth and opisthocoelous
anterior thoracic or posterior cervical vertebral cen-
trum of a duck-billed dinosaur, Hadrosauroidea indet., are
described. These parts originate from the marine
Albian-Cenomanian deposits of the Stoilo iron ore quarry
near the town of Staryi Oskol, Belgorod Region. This
is the oldest record of a hadrosauroid dinosaur in Eastern
Europe and one of the oldest representatives of this
group in the world.
These two are posted as articles titles online but not
sure they've actually been published. No abstracts
Yates, A. M. 2003. A new species of the primitive
dinosaur, Thecodontosaurus (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha)
and its implications for the systematics of early
dinosaurs. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 1 (1)
Weishampel, D.B., Jianu, C.-M., Csiki, Z., and Norman,
Osteology and phylogeny of Zalmoxes (n.g.), an unusual
euornithopod dinosaur from the latest Cretaceous of
Romania. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 1 (2) (June,
The year date on the new Historical Biology is "2001" but
the website did not post the articles until 2003 so the
exact publication date is still unclear to me--I'm
Fiorillo, Anthony R. & Roland A. Gangloff, 2003? (2001).
The Caribou Migration Model for Arctic Hadrosaurs
(Dinosauria: Ornithischia): A Reassessment . Historical
Biology: A Journal of Paleobiology 15 (4): 323 - 334.
The recovery of abundant dinosaur fossils from high
paleolatitudes of northern Alaska has raised some hard
questions in relation to any available model of dinosaur
physiology. To explain the occurrence of hadrosaurs at
high ancient latitudes, a model involving long-distance
migration analogous to that of the modern caribou has been
proposed. The model calls for seasonal movements over
great latitudinal distances by these Cretaceous
hadrosaurs. This model is reassessed in terms of the
growth, body sizes, and inferred physiological ecology of
the hadrosaurs and the caribou. Histological data suggest
that juvenile hadrosaurs obtained from northern Alaska
were greater than 1 year in age. Comparison of the
relative sizes of juvenile and adult hadrosaurs with
juvenile and adult caribou suggests, based on qualitative
energetics, that the juvenile hadrosaurs were too small to
participate in long-distance migration. The "hadrosaurs as
caribou" model provides clues to the feeding ecology of
North Slope hadrosaurs, if they are reinterpreted as year-
round residents of high latitudes. However, it does not
constitute a satisfactory basis on which to infer long-
distance seasonal migrations by these animals.
Maisch, Michael W. & Axel Hungerbühler, 2003? (2001). New
Evidence for a Discrete Supratemporal Bone in the Jurassic
Ichthyosaur Temnodontosaurus. Historical Biology: A
Journal of Paleobiology 15 (4): 335 - 345.
Abstract: The temporal region in Temnodontosaurus
trigonodon and Temnodontosaurus platyodon consists of
three discrete ossifications. These bones are identified
as the supratemporal, bordering much of the temporal
opening, and in mid-cheek, the squamosal, which is in
contact with the quadratojugal along its ventral margin.
Interpretation of the bone in mid-cheek position as a
neomorphic "supernumerary" ossification is rejected. The
supratemporal bone of ichthyosaurs is functionally
convergent with the squamosal of diapsids. The size and
configuration of the supratemporal casts doubt on the
supposition that ichthyosaurs were diapsids.
Peters, David, 2003? (2001). A New Model for the Evolution
of the Pterosaur Wing--with a twist. Historical Biology: A
Journal of Paleobiology 15 (4): 277 - 301.
Abstract: A new hypothesis for the evolution of the
pterosaur wing is presented. It is based on the
observation that many aspects of pterosaur non-wing
anatomy were present in their non-volant, prolacertiform
sister taxa. In pterosaurs alone, metacarpal IV was
twisted 90° medially, so the wing digit flexed in the
plane of the metacarpus, rather than towards the palm as
in other tetrapods. While grappling a tree using manual
digits I-III, a pre-pterosaur with this character would
have been free to flex and extend digit IV in the plane
tangential to the circumference of the tree. The addition
of a small dermal extension that opened like a Japanese
fan would essentially have completed the development of
the proto-wing. Its subsequent increase in size was
brought on by selective competition. Successful powered
flight would have been possible only after a critical wing
size had been achieved.
CANUDO, José Ignacio , José Ignacio RUIZ-OMEÑACA, José
Luis BARCO y Rafael ROYO TORRES,. 2002.
¿Saurópodos asiáticos en el Barremiense inferior
(Cretácico Inferior) de España?
Ameghiniana 39(4):443-452 .
Abstract. ASIAN SAUROPODS IN THE LOWER BARREMIAN (LOWER
CRETACEOUS) OF SPAIN?. We describe here three sauropod
teeth from the Lower Cretaceous (lower Barremian) of La
Cantalera (Josa, Teruel, Spain). The teeth are spoon-
shaped with a lingual cingulum-like structure. The general
morphology is closer to Camarasauridae, but the presence
of cingular structure indicates a different group, more
derived that this family. The problematic genus Euhelopus
from the Upper Jurassic or Lower Cretaceous of China and
some isolated teeth from the Lower Cretaceous of China,
Russia and Mongolia are the only sauropods with similar
teeth. We suggest the presence of a sauropod group in the
Asian and European Early Cretaceous. This group is
included in the family Euhelopodidae and the
Titanosauriformes clade. This European - Asian Early
Cretaceous geographic connection has been previously
observed with mammals and ornithopod dinosaurs.
CORIA,Rodolfo A., Philip J. CURRIE, David EBERTH and
Alberto GARRIDO, 2002. Bird footprints from the Anacleto
Formation (Late Cretaceous), Neuquén, Argentina.
Abstract. Bird footprints recovered from the Anacleto
Formation (Campanian, Upper Cretaceous) at Sierra Barrosa,
northeast of Plaza Huincul, Neuquén Province, represent
the earliest records of bird traces from Patagonia. All of
the specimens were recovered from two sites at the same
stratigraphic level separated by less than a hundred
meters. They are tridactylous, clawed prints with
divarications greater than 90° between digits II and IV,
and seem to represent three different ichnotaxa. The most
common avian footprint lacks hallux traces and can be
referred to Aquatilavipes. A smaller number of the
footprints includes distinct hallux impressions, and are
similar to Ignotornis and Jindongornipes. The third type
represents a new ichnotaxon, Barrosopus slobodai ichnogen.
et ichnosp. nov. characterized by smaller size and a digit
II impression that is separate from the conjoined third
and fourth ones. These fossilized bird tracks are the
first reported from the Neuquén Basin, and double the
number of Cretaceous occurrences of avian footprints in