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Redescription of Gargoyleosaurus parkpinorum



I don't know if this paper here has been already
posted,I don't have the pdf yet.

Mark Van Tomme


KILLBOURNE, B. & CARPENTER, K. (2005): Redescription
of Gargoyleosaurus parkpinorum, a polacanthid
ankylosaur from the Upper Jurassic of Albany County,
Wyoming. - N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Abb., 237: 111-160;
Stuttgart.


Abstract: The polacanthid ankylosaur Gargoyleosaurus
parkpinorum is described in detail for the first time.
The partial skeleton indicates a small individual
about 3-3.5 m long. Distinguishing features include a
skull longer than wide, with laterally facing nostrils
.and large postorbital horns slightly overlapping onto
the squamosal and a known armor pattern, as the armor
was preserved in situ. Many features present in
Gargoyleosaurus are also round in other polacanthids.
While controversy surrounds the phylogenetic
relashionships amongst the polacanthids, it would
appear that these taxa are closely related by the
number of shared affinities.




                
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