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A few more new refs...

Inadvertently left off the last list...apologies if any are duplicates from previous announcements (I'm trying to do these from memory)...

Xing, D., Sun, C., Sun, Y., Zhang, L., Peng, Y., and Chen, S. 2005. New knowledge on Yixian Formation. Acta Geoscientia Sinica 26(1):25-30.

Cai, X.-F., Gu, Y.-S., and Li, C.-A. 2005. Geological characteristics of the formation of dinosaur footprint fossils in the Lanzhou-Minhe Basin. Journal of Stratigraphy 29(3):306-308.

Zhao, H.D., Zhao, L.G., Zhou, X.F., and Yang, X.P. 2005. Discovery of large vertebrate fossils on the south bank of the Muling River, Jixi, Heilongjiang. Geological Bulletin of China 24(3):281-284.

O'Connor, P.M. 2006. Postcranial pneumaticity: an evaluation of soft-tissue influences on the postcranial skeleton and the reconstruction of pulmonary anatomy in archosaurs. Journal of Morphology 267(10):1199-1226. doi: 10.1002/jmor.10470.

ABSTRACT: Postcranial pneumaticity has been reported in numerous extinct sauropsid groups including pterosaurs, birds, saurischian dinosaurs, and, most recently, both crurotarsan and basal archosauriform taxa. By comparison with extant birds, pneumatic features in fossils have formed the basis for anatomical inferences concerning pulmonary structure and function, in addition to higher-level inferences related to growth, metabolic rate, and thermoregulation. In this study, gross dissection, vascular and pulmonary injection, and serial sectioning were employed to assess the manner in which different soft tissues impart their signature on the axial skeleton in a sample of birds, crocodylians, and lizards. Results from this study indicate that only cortical foramina or communicating fossae connected with large internal chambers are reliable and consistent indicators of pneumatic invasion of bone. As both vasculature and pneumatic diverticula may produce foramina of similar sizes and shapes, cortical features alone do not necessarily indicate pneumaticity. Noncommunicating (blind) vertebral fossae prove least useful, as these structures are associated with many different soft-tissue systems. This Pneumaticity Profile (PP) was used to evaluate the major clades of extinct archosauriform taxa with purported postcranial pneumaticity. Unambiguous indicators of pneumaticity are present only in certain ornithodiran archosaurs (e.g., sauropod and theropod dinosaurs, pterosaurs). In contrast, the basal archosauriform Erythrosuchus africanus and other nonornithodiran archosaurs (e.g., parasuchians) fail to satisfy morphological criteria of the PP, namely, that internal cavities are absent within bone, even though blind fossae and/or cortical foramina are present on vertebral neural arches. An examination of regional pneumaticity in extant avians reveals remarkably consistent patterns of diverticular invasion of bone, and thus provides increased resolution for inferring specific components of the pulmonary air sac system in their nonavian theropod ancestors. By comparison with well-preserved exemplars from within Neotheropoda (e.g., Abelisauridae, Allosauroidea), the following pattern emerges: pneumaticity of cervical vertebrae and ribs suggests pneumatization by lateral vertebral diverticula of a cervical air sac system, with sacral pneumaticity indicating the presence of caudally expanding air sacs and/or diverticula. The identification of postcranial pneumaticity in extinct taxa minimally forms the basis for inferring a heterogeneous pulmonary system with distinct exchange and nonexchange (i.e., air sacs) regions. Combined with inferences supporting a rigid, dorsally fixed lung, osteological indicators of cervical and abdominal air sacs highlight the fundamental layout of a flow-through pulmonary apparatus in nonavian theropods.

Dalla Vecchia, F.M. 2006. A new sauropterygian reptile with plesiosaurian affinity from the Late Triassic of Italy. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 112(2):207-225. (easily one of the most euphonious names to come down the pike in a while!)

ABSTRACT: Bobosaurus forojuliensis, gen. et sp. nov., is a large sauropterygian from the Alpine Late Triassic (Early Carnian, northeastern Italy). The holotype is a moderately disarticulated skeleton consisting of the tip of the rostrum, part of the neck (including the atlas-axis complex), the trunk, most of the tail, parts of the limbs, and the pelvic girdle. The new taxon is characterized by a mosaic of "nothosaurian" and "plesiosaurian" features. It exhibits characters that were previously considered autapomorphies of different sauropterygian taxa. Dorsal neural spines are very high as in Nothosaurus mirabilis, and each dorsal rib has a distinct uncinate process, a diagnostic feature of the placodont Paraplacodus. The atlas-axis complex has the plesiosaurian pattern but is peculiar in several details. The neural spines of the anterior cervicals have an arched anterior margin. The spade-shaped pubis lacks an obturator foramen and an articulation with the ilium, and is associated with a stout, "hourglass-shaped" ilium that has a twisted shaft. Apomorphic characters include: cervical centra higher than wide and "pear-shaped" in anteroposterior view, a peculiar zygapophyseal articulation of pectoral to "caudal" vertebrae like that found in the dorsal vertebrae of Simosaurus, but with a reversed anteroposterior polarity, high neural spines on all vertebrae, neural spine of "sacral" to mid-caudal vertebrae with a bottle-shaped profile in lateral view, peculiar mid-posterior cervical ribs, lightened skeleton, and a comparatively large humerus. The new taxon was a specialized surface swimmer with a stiffened trunk and large forelimbs. It represents one of very few Late Triassic eusauropterygian taxa. It is probably a pistosaurid or, alternatively, could represent a different clade closer to Plesiosauria, occurring in the gap between the late Anisian pistosaurids and the earliest Rhaetian plesiosaurs.

Veevers, J.J. 2006. Updated Gondwana (Permian-Cretaceous) Earth history of Australia. Gondwana Research 9(3):231-260. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2005.11.005.

ABSTRACT: Permo-Carboniferous glaciation, confined to icecaps and mountain glaciers, was followed by Permian coal measures and Early Triassic barren measures and redbeds, in the east terminally deformed in the mid-Triassic. Coal deposition resumed during the Late Triassic, and tholeiite was erupted in the southeast. After rifting, the western margin was formed by the opening of the Indian Ocean at 156 and 132 Ma. At 140 Ma, a brief glaciation affected central Australia. By the 99 Ma mid-Cretaceous, the southern margin was finally shaped by the opening of the southeastern Indian Ocean, the shoreline retreated to the present coast from the maximum Aptian shoreline of an epeiric sea, and the Eastern highlands were uplifted to produce the present morphology of Australia.
New data relate to the Permo-Carboniferous and Early Cretaceous glaciations, the Kiaman Reversed Paleomagnetic Interval, events about the Permian-Triassic boundary, including possible impact craters, advances in palynology, invertebrate paleontology, macrofloral paleontology, and paleobiogeography, the provenance of sediments by U-Pb ages and host-rock affinity of zircons, stable-isotopes and biomarkers in petroleum systems, coal environments, calibrating the time scale with U-Pb ages of zircons, fission-track thermotectonic imaging, geothermal energy, and terranes split off the western margin.