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Re: Euro-dinosaur issue of Comptes Rendus Palevol



Both are single tooth crowns; the first find, a
21-mm crown, is a dromaeosaurine, Dromaeosauroides
bornholmensis Christiansen & Bonde 2003, possibly the only
true dromaeosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Europe.
Estimated length of the animal is over 3 m.

"Only true dromaeosaur"? Are Variraptor and Pyroraptor no longer considered dromaeosaurs? Is this find the same as the Denmark dromaeosaurid tooth reported a few years ago?


Future expectations
from this deposit are small ornithopods - and possibly
mammals.

Wasn't a small ornithopod reported from this region or somewhere nearby (Sweden?) in 2001 or 2002?




P. Christiansen and N. Bonde, The first dinosaur from Denmark. N. Jahrb. Geol. Paläontol. Abh. (2003).

Allain, R. and Xabier Pereda Suberbiola (2003). Dinosaurs
of France
The French dinosaur record is one of the most extensive in
Europe; it ranges stratigraphically from the Late Triassic
to the Latest Cretaceous. All major clades of dinosaurs
but marginocephalians are known. About 20 species are
based on significant material; the theropods are the best
represented. Most of these taxa have been described or
revised in recent years. Important specimens have been
discovered in the Late Triassic of eastern France, the
Middle Jurassic of Normandy, and the Late Cretaceous of
Provence and Languedoc. The ichnological record is good
for the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic, and the Late
Cretaceous egg sites are among the richest in the world.
To cite this article: R. Allain, X.P. Suberbiola, Palevol
2 (2003) 27-44.

Three skeletal remains are known so far;
they all belong to new, possibly endemic species that
evolved during Sinemurian (Saltrio theropod), Albian
(Scipionyx) and Santionian (Trieste hadrosaurs) times.

Does this paper offer new data on these taxa?

Antunes, M. T. and Octávio Mateus (2003) Dinosaurs of
Portugal.
A synthesis on the state of art on dinosaur knowledge in
Portugal is presented. The following genera have been
recognized: Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, Lourinhanosaurus,
Allosaurus, cf. Compsognathus, Stokesosaurus, cf.
Richardoestesia, cf. Archaeopteryx, Euronychodon, cf.
Paronychodon, Dinheirosaurus, Lourinhasaurus, Lusotitan,
cf. Pleurocoelus, Lusitanosaurus, Dacentrurus, Dracopelta,
Phyllodon, Hypsilophodon, Alocodon, Trimucrodon, Draconyx,
Iguanodon, and Taveirosaurus. Most are from Late Jurassic
localities at the Lourinhã area and Guimarota.

I'm not familar with cf. Compsognathus, Tavierosaurus, Phyllodon, Alocodon, or Trimucrodon. Could someone shed some light on these taxa?


Out of curiousity, are these papers available online?



Nick Gardner
Paleoartist
AIM Eoraptor22

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