[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: "Utah site yields first Cretaceous-era sauropod skulls ever in N. America"

In a message dated 5/30/2005 11:52:13 AM Eastern Standard Time,  
uwrk2@yahoo.com writes:

> But for the 
> Cretaceous, the final 80 
> million  years of the rule of dinosaurs, no sauropod 
> skulls have been known from  
> North America.

< Wasn't Alamosaurus cranial material found in  the
Is this what you are referring to?
A juvenile specimen of the sauropod dinosaur Alamosaurus sanjuanensis from  
the upper Cretaceous of Big Bend National Park, Texas
Journal of  Paleontology,  Jan 2002  by Lehman, Thomas M,  Coulson, Alan  B
Skull.-No cranial elements are preserved with this specimen, and none have  
yet been described for Alamosaurus. A few isolated teeth have been referred to  
A. sanjuanensis (Kues et al., 1980), and several similar rod shaped tooth  
fragments, 6 to 8 mm in diameter, were recovered with the present specimen.