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Hi All -

  Things I hain't seen mentioned on the list:

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Fuentes Vidarte, C., M. Meijide Calvo, F. Meijide Fuentes, and M. Meijide
Fuentes. 2004. Pteraichnus longipodus nov. icnosp. en la Sierra de Oncala
(Soria, España). Studia Geologica Salmantiscensia 40:103-114.

ABSTRACT: The Cameros Basin in the Iberian Mountain range (NE of Spain) is
very rich in ichnites of dinosaurs and other vertebrates of the Lower
Cretaceous. Serrantes site nearly Villar del Río, are studied, all of them
belonging to Tischer's (1966) Oncala Group (Tithonian?-Berriasian). The
palaeontologic site at Serrantes has an extensive set of dinosaurs, birds,
crocodiles and pterosaurs prints. The prints which are described in present
note can be classified as Pteraichnus and provided the new ichnospecie
Pteraichnus longipodus.


Pascual Arribas, C., N. Hernández Medrano, P. Latorre Macarrón, and E. Sanz Pérez. 2005. Nuevo rastro de icnitas de cocodrilo en la Aloformación Huérteles de la Cuenca de Cameros. Yacimiento del Barranco de Valdelavilla (Valdelavilla, Soria, España). Studia Geologica Salmantiscensia 41:77-91.

ABSTRACT: The tracksite located in Barranco de Valdelavilla (Valdelavilla,
Soria, Spain) had provided so far theropods, sauropods and pterosaurs
tracks. It has now provided a new type of footprints, "cocodrile tracks",
which represents the second important trackway found in the province of
Soria (the first one is in Fuente Lacorte, Bretún). These footprints appear
on sandy limestones from Huérteles Alloformation, which belongs to the
Oncala group in the Cameros Basin, and it is estimated to exist since the
Berrisian age. It is formed by 8 five-fingered footprints from hands, well
market, and 8 footprints of feet with four toes each. This morphology
indicates that it was made by a medium crocodile, probably from the
Goniopholidae family.


Fuentes Vidarte, C., M. Meijide Calvo, M. Meijide Fuentes, and F. Meijide Fuentes. 2004. Huellas de pterosaurios en la Sierra de Oncala (Soria, España). Nuevas icnoespecies: Pteraichnus vetustior, Pteraichnus parvus, Pteraichnus manueli. Celtiberia 98:471-490.

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Bybee, P. J., A. H. Lee, and E.-T. Lamm. 2006. Sizing the Jurassic theropod
dinosaur Allosaurus: assessing growth strategy and evolution of ontogenetic
scaling of limbs. Journal of Morphology 267(3):347-359. doi:
10.1002/jmor.10406.

ABSTRACT: Allosaurus is one of the most common Mesozoic theropod dinosaurs.
We present a histological analysis to assess its growth strategy and
ontogenetic limb bone scaling. Based on an ontogenetic series of humeral,
ulnar, femoral, and tibial sections of fibrolamellar bone, we estimate the
ages of the largest individuals in the sample to be between 13-19 years.
Growth curve reconstruction suggests that maximum growth occurred at 15
years, when body mass increased 148 kg/year. Based on larger bones of
Allosaurus, we estimate an upper age limit of between 22-28 years of age,
which is similar to preliminary data for other large theropods. Both Model I
and Model II regression analyses suggest that relative to the length of the
femur, the lengths of the humerus, ulna, and tibia increase in length more
slowly than isometry predicts. That pattern of limb scaling in Allosaurus is
similar to those in other large theropods such as the tyrannosaurids.
Phylogenetic optimization suggests that large theropods independently
evolved reduced humeral, ulnar, and tibial lengths by a phyletic reduction
in longitudinal growth relative to the femur.

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The newest ish of _Archaeopteryx_ (v. 23, 2005) lists the following papers:

GERALD MAYR: Das zehnte Skelettexemplar eines Archaeopterygiden  pp.1-2

PETER WELLNHOFER & MARTIN RÖPER: Das neunte Archaeopteryx-Exemplar von
Solnhofen - Zum Gedenken an JOHN H. OSTROM  pp.3-21

J. J. VIDELER: How Archaeopteryx could run over water  pp.23-32

HELMUT TISCHLINGER: Neue Informationen zum Berliner Exemplar von
Archaeopteryx lithographica H. v. MEYER 1861  pp. 33-50

ANDRZEJ ELZANOWSKI, ALBRECHT MANEGOLD & DIETER STEFAN PETERS: Redescription
of a skull of Confuciusornis sanctus  pp. 51-55

PETER WELLNHOFER: Nachruf auf Prof. Dr. JOHN H. OSTROM (18. 2. 1928 - 16. 7.
2005)  pp. 99-102

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_Oryctos_ looks like it's listed its 2002 (v. 4) and 2004 (v. 5) issues, to
wit:

       Table of Contents Volume 4, 2002

Description of a partial skeleton of Rhabdodon priscus (Euornithopoda) from
the Upper Cretaceous of Vitrolles (Bouches du Rhône, France)  M.
PINCEMAILLE-QUILLEVERE

Remarks on Psittacosaurus sattayaraki Buffetaut & Suteethorn, 1992, a
ceratopsian dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Thailand  E. BUFFETAUT &
V. SUTEETHORN

A postcranial skeleton of Palaeopsittacus Harrison, 1982 (Aves incertae
sedis) from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany)  G. MAYR


Table of Contents Volume 5, 2004

Stomach contents of a Lower Triassic ichthyosaur from Spitzbergen  M.-C.
BUCHY , P. TAUGOURDEAU & P. JANVIER

An Iguanodon jaw (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Aube
(eastern Paris Basin, FRANCE)  E. BUFFETAUT

A Late Triassic Cynodont from Holwell Quarries (Somerset, England)  G. CUNY

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Along the same lines, the still in press v. 177 #2 of the Bulletin de la
Societe Geologique de France lists:

PINCEMAILLE-QUILLEVERE M., BUFFETAUT E. et QUILLEVERE F. - Description
ostéologique de l'arrière crâne de Rhabdodon (Dinosauria, Euornithopoda) et
implications phylogénétiques (6 fig.) (Osteological description of the
braincase of Rhabdodon (Dinosauria, Euornithopoda) and phylogenetic
implications)

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The newest ish of _Paleontological Journal_ (v. 40 #1, 2006) lists:

On the Finding of Ornithomimid Dinosaurs (Saurischia, Ornithomimosauria) in
the Upper Cretaceous Beds of Tajikistan  V. R. Alifanov and A.O. Averianov
p. 103

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The latest issue of _Zitteliana B_ (26, 2005) apparently has abstracts or
papers (can't tell) from the 4th International Symposium on Lithographic
Limestone; it's probably rich in referential goodness, but I can't find a
table of contents on-line -- anyone have a copy?

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