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RE: New papers - request



Can anybody send me the pdf of the Nydam et al. lizard paper?

Thanks in advance
John

 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: FlxLandry@aol.com [mailto:FlxLandry@aol.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 1:08 AM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: New papers
> 
> Dear list,
> 
> Here are some new papers from  the last issue of the Journal of
> Paleontology,
> possibly of interest to some even  though not directly dinosaur-related...
> 
> Nydam, Randall L., Jeffrey G.  Eaton and Julia Sankey, 2007: New taxa of
> transversely-toothed lizards  (Squamata: Scincomorpha) and new information
> on the
> evolutionary history of  "teiids". Journal of Paleontology 81 (3), pp.
> 538-549
> 
> Abstract: New  material of polyglyphanodontine lizards from the Late
> Cretaceous has been found  in various localities in western North America.
> Several
> transversely oriented  teeth representing a new species of Dicothodon were
> recovered from the Turonian  of southern Utah. These specimens necessitate
> reassignment of Polyglyphanodon  bajaensis to Dicothodon (Polyglyphanodon)
> bajaensis.
> >From the Campanian of Utah,  additional teeth and jaw fragments referable
> to
> Manangysaurus saueri have been  recovered and this
> species is reassigned here to Peneteius (Manangysaurus)  saueri. Also, an
> isolated tooth referable to Peneteius has been recovered from  the
> Campanian of
> southern Texas. The results of a phylogenetic analysis support  a
> monophyletic
> grouping of the transversely-toothed taxa with Bicuspidon as the  sister
> taxon
> of Polyglyphanodontini new taxon, which is comprised of  Polyglyphanodon,
> Dicothodon, and
> Peneteius. The phylogenetic analysis also  places ??teiid?? lizards from
> the Cretaceous of Asia and North America in a  monophyletic group,
> Borioteiioidea new taxon, which is the sister taxon to the  Teiioidea
> (Teiidae +
> Gymnophthalmidae). This new hypothesis of the  interrelationships of these
> taxa requires
> the reevaluation of several  characteristics that were previously
> considered
> diagnostic for a  more
> inclusive Teiidae. Another implication of our results is that Teiidae
> (sensu
> stricto) has no demonstrable pre-Tertiary occurrence. It appears that
> Teiioidea and Borioteiioidea diverged from a common ancestor by the Early
> Cretaceous. The Teiioidea entered South America and are currently
> represented by  the
> Teiidae and Gymnophthalmidae, whereas Borioteiioidea radiated throughout
> North
> America with subsequent dispersal to Asia and Europe.
> 
> Peppe, Daniel  J., Erickson, J. Mark, and Leo J. Hickey, 2007: Fossil leaf
> species from the Fox  Hills Formation (Upper Cretaceous: North Dakota,
> USA) and
> their paleogeographic  significance. Journal of Paleontology 81 (3), pp.
> 550-567
> 
> Abstract: Seven  fossil leaf species are described from impression fossils
> collected from the  Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Fox Hills Formation
> in
> south-central North  Dakota, USA. They are Marmarthia johnsonii n. sp.,
> Nilssoniocladus yukonensis n.  comb., Nilssoniocladus comtula n. comb.,
> Mesocyparis
> borealis, Rhamnus  salicifolius, Paloreodoxites plicatus, and
> Zingiberopsis
> magnifolia. These  species represent some of the elements of the Fox Hills
> flora
> that have  paleogeographic ranges to the northwest (N. yukonensis, N.
> comtula,
> and M.  borealis) and to the southwest (M. johnsonii, R. salicifolius, P.
> plicatus, and  Z. magnifolia) of the Fox Hills type area. The
> identification and
> reappraisal of  these species represent an effort to understand the
> biogeographic
> relationships  of Late Cretaceous floras across the Northern Hemisphere.
> 
> Jiang Da-Yong,  Lars Schmitz, Ryosuke Motani, Hao Wei-Cheng and Sun Yuan-
> Lin,
> 2007: The  mixosaurid ichthyosaur Phalarodon cf. P. fraasi from the Middle
> Triassic of  Guizhou Province, China. Journal of Paleontology 81 (3), pp.
> 602-605
> 
> Best  regards,
> 
> Félix Landry
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