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Re: SVP Papers
--- Dan Varner wrote:
>I was just looking over a partial list of papers
> for this year's SVP in
>Denver and I was surprised by the amount of
> Tyrannosaurus items. Should be a good
I was surprised by the number of presentations related to Tyrannosaurus, as
well! There's a lot (at least 6 so far!). I'm also excited about the papers
that could stem from these presentations.
Richard Hengst: "Gravity and the T. rex backbone"
John Horner: "Age and longevity of Tyrannosaurus rex"
James Kirkland: "A new, basal-most therizinosauroid (Theropoda: Maniraptora)
from Utah demonstrates a Pan-Laurasian distribution for Early Cretaceous
(More therizinosauroids from Utah?)
David Krauss: "The biomechanics of a plausible hunting strategy for
Jun Liu: "Phylogeny of Ornithischia"
(I await with great anticipation)
Peter Makovicky: "Basal ceratopsians from China and Mongolia with a reappraisal
of basal ceratopsian relationships"
(I've been hoping for a paper on this for awhile with all of these recently
described forms- Lamaceratops, Magnirostris, Hongshanosaurus, etc., etc.)
Christopher Ott: "New ceratopsid dinosaur material from the Hell Creek
Formation of South Dakota"
(Were ceratopsids previously known from Hell Creek?)
William Parsons: "Postcranial ontogeny of Deinonychus antirrhopus (Saurischia,
(I hope that all these recent presentations on Deinonychus eventually result in
a nice big monograph on it)
Gregory Paul: "Speed in giant tyrannosaurs: anatomical and scaling comparison
of running potential with living animals"
(But... I thought there already was a paper on this last year by a similiar
name by Bakker)
David Peters: "Viviparity and maternal care in pterosaurs and other higher
Karin Peyer: "The phylogenetic relationship of the French Compsognathus within
the Compsognathidae and coelurosaurs"
(I wonder if this means the other specimen of Compsognathus isn't the same
Larry Rinehart: "Vision characteristics of Coelophysis bauri based on sclerotic
ring, orbit, and skull morphology"
(See Coelophysis see small animals to snarf down)
José Ruiz-Omentildeaca: "Ornithopod dinosaurs in the Early Cretaceous of
the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal)"
(Perhaps these are the spanish 'hypsilophodonts' mentioned previously)
Mary Schweitzer: "A novel dinosaurian tissue exhibiting unusual preservation"
William Sellers: "Speed in giant tyrannosaurs: evolutionary computer simulation"
David Smith: "A comparison of North American therizinosaur (Theropoda:
Eric Snively: "Nasal fusion reinforced the rostrum of tyrannosaurids"
Hans-Dieter Sues: "Dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) of
Dzharakuduk, Kyzylkum Desert, Uzbekistan"
(Perhaps these will be more complete than specimens previously recovered in
this part of the planet...)
Robert Sullivan: "The Kirtlandian land-vertebrate "age" and the end of Late
Cretaceous dinosaur provincialism in the North American Western Interior as we
(Not as easy to try and sing...)
Ronald Tykoski: "Ontogenetic stage assessment and the position of
Coelophysoidea within basal Theropoda"
(Always glad to see work on ontogeny in theropods!)
David Warren: "A large nodosaurid ankylosaur from the Cedar Mountain Formation
(ANOTHER ANKYLOSAUR FROM UTAH?!)
Lawrence Witmer: "The ear region, cerebral endocast, and cephalic sinuses of
the abelisaurid theropod dinosaur Majungatholus"
Chong-xi Yuan: "New anatomical observation of Shenzhouraptor sinensis (Avialae)
of Jehol Biota from China and cursorial origin of avian flight"
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