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Re: Amazing Tendaguru and the most prolific localities in the world
At 2:13 PM -0500 5/11/05, Tim Williams wrote:
>Sauropod remains are known from the Yixian Formation - but AFAIK they have not
>yet been described:
>Wang, X.-L. et al. (1988). Stratigraphic sequence and vertebrate-bearing beds
>of the lower part of the Yixian Formation in Sihetun and neighbouring area,
>western Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 36: 81-101.
>I haven't seen this publication, so I don't know if it the sauropod comes with
>fossilized integument. I very much doubt it. :-( I believe some sauropod
>material was found near Liaoxi, but that's all I know.
I've been told the peasant farmers who dig most of the fossils "threw it [the
as yet undescribed sauropod] over their shoulders" because they didn't think
anyone would be interested (which probably means would pay them for it). --