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new papers in Neues Jahrbuch



a few new refs I spotted today while checking the
library, pdfs will take some time.



YAGÜE, P., DANTAS, p., ORTEGA, E, CACHÃO, M., SANTOS,
E A. M., GONÇALVES, R. & LOPES, S. (2006): New
sauropod material from the Upper Jurassic of Areia
Branca (Lourinhã, Portugal). - N. Jb. Geol. Paläont.
Abh., 240: 313-342; Stuttgart.

Abstract: We report new sauropod material from the
upper sandstones of the Bombarral Formation of the
Lourinhã Group (Upper Jurassic, Tithonian) at the
Praia da Areia Branca cliffs (Lourinhã region, west
coast of Portugal). The new specimen is represented by
an articulated, well-preserved, partial tail of an
animal of an estimated length of 22 m. The specimen
was recovered from beds related to a fluvial/upper
delta plain environment of a deltaic system.
Currently, nine caudal vertebrae and four chevrons
have been prepared. The specimen bears some tooth
marks that are attributed to a large theropod. All the
recovered bones are articulated, suggesting that an
almost complete individual is most probably preserved
in the lower layer of the bottom of the cliff. A
geophysical test was performed to test
this hypothesis. These analyses are not completely
conclusive but the presence of resistive anomalies is
discussed.

GASPARINI, Z. & ITURRALDE-VINENT, M. A. (2006): The
Cuban Oxfordian herpetofauna in the Caribbean Seaway.
- N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Abh., 240: 343-371; Stuttgart.

Abstract: The Oxfordian reptiles recorded in Cuba
provide evidenee of how the Caribbean Seaway acted as
habitat and/or corridor for numerous pelagic predator
groups, and even for those, such as pterosaurs, that
flew over the area. The composition of the
herpetofauna is provided as an Appendix, while remarks
on the geologie setting, stratigraphic position, age,
taphonomy, paleobiogeographie setting and
biogeographie relationships of the Cuban Oxfordian
reptiles are given. The fossils found in the lower to
middle Oxfordian Jagua Vieja Member of the Jagua
Formation (Western Cuba) include a wide range of
marine invertebrates as weil as fish, marine reptiles,
dinosaurs and terrestrial plants. The abundanee of
plant remains(including tree trunks)some pterosaurs, a
dinosaur, and even a primitive pleurodiran turtle,
suggest a paleoenvironment not far from the coast.
More "off shore" predators as plesiosaurs, pliosaurs,
metriorhrynchids and ichthyosaurs, probably crossed
the seaway in seasonal migrations.



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