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new Telmatosaurus paper
TELMATOSAURUS AND THE OTHER HADROSAURIDS OF THE CRETACEOUS
EUROPEAN ARCHIPELAGO. AN OVERVIEW.
Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia
Natura Nascosta Numero 32 Anno 2006 pp.1-55 Figure 31
abstract - Telmatosaurus is considered the best known European hadrosaurid. It
represented by a skull with lower jaw and scattered skeletal elements collected
unknown levels of four thick lithostratigraphic units of Transylvania
parts of the skeleton still remain unknown. Once considered one of the last
despite to its primitiveness, it has been demonstrated that it lived during
Maastrichtian, ranging at maximum to the beginning of the Late Maastrichtian.
All the other
hadrosaurid record of Europe is briefly reviewed in order to have a panoramic
view of what
we know about those dinosaurs living in the European Archipelago (Anglo-Irish,
Occitan, Renish-Bohemian, Australpine, Adriatic, Transylvanian and Crimean
during the Late Campanian-latest Maastrichtian interval. That record consists
scattered bones, vertebral strings, or at best small portions of disarticulated
generally represent small-sized individuals and show features considered
primitive for the
group, both possibly a consequence of insularity. A comparison with the nearly
and articulated hadrosaurid skeletons from the Campanian-Maastrichtian of the
North American continent and Asia is limited by this incompleteness. Therefore
we do not
really know how European hadrosaurids differed in body morphology from their
known American and Asiatic relatives.
congrats to Fabio on this one.
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