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new doctoral dissertation on dinosaurs in Spain



I have the pleasure to announce that a new doctoral dissertation on dinosaurs 
has been carried out in Spain. It is entitled:

Sistemática y paleobiología del saurópodo (Dinosauria) del Aptiense inferior de 
Peñarroya de Tastavins (Teruel, España).

[Systematics and paleobiology of the early Aptian Peñarroya de Tastavins 
sauropod (Teruel province, Spain)]

and was defended by Rafael Royo-Torres in the university of Zaragoza, last 
Friday (January 20, 2006), see press release in:

http://www.dinopolis.com/pub/documentos/documentos_Dino_-_060121_-_Diario_de_Teruel_9ddb9598.pdf

The "Peñarroya de Tastavins sauropod" is a new unnamed genus and species of 
titanosauriform that will be described soon. It is represented by a partially 
articulated skeleton, and has also a very interesting taphonomical and 
paleopathological stories. The dinosaur, and a complete reconstruction in 
tripodal posture, is exhibited in the paleontological park Dinopolis-Teruel:

http://www.dinopolis.com/index.php/mod.pags/mem.est/p.dinopolis_inhospitak/chk.80005e053ee697d88f524c6034b8dec1.html

http://www.dinopolis.com/index.php/mod.pags/mem.est/p.mundo_dinos_teruel_4/chk.5f65549bf0beab06b2887718ae38f51c.html

More info on this dinosaur in:

http://www.aragosaurus.com/contenido/yacimientos/dinosaurios/penarroya.htm

and some downloadable papers on it:

http://www.aragosaurus.com/contenido/public/descarga/RoyoCanudo1999.pdf

http://www.aragosaurus.com/contenido/public/descarga/RoyoTorresTastavins.pdf

http://www.aragosaurus.com/contenido/public/descarga/CanudoRoyo04.pdf

Dr. Royo-Torres is one of the paleontologist of the "Fundacion Conjunto 
Paleontologico de Teruel-Dinopolis":

http://www.fundapolis.org/

Congratulations Rafa!!!

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Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca
Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra
Area de Paleontologia
Universidad de Zaragoza
E-50009 ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

tel: (+34) 976 761000 ext. 3160
fax: (+34) 976 761106
e-mail: jigruiz@unizar.es
http://www.aragosaurus.com
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