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Thanks to Mike for the title!  Y'all already know about the "official"
version of Greg's paper on iguanodontians, but in the same ish is:

Lee, Y.-N., Lee, H.-J., Lü, J., and Kobayashi, Y. 2008. New pterosaur tracks
from the Hasandong Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Hadong County, South
Korea. Cretaceous Research 29(2):345-353. doi:
10.1016/j.cretres.2007.05.004. ABSTRACT: In 2004, fifty new pterosaur tracks
were discovered in the Hasandong Formation (Lower Cretaceous), South Korea.
They are preserved as natural casts on the surface of an isolated dark grey
mudstone block (70 × 50 cm). Manus and pes imprints are very small,
averaging 25.6 mm and 25.7 mm long, respectively. The manus imprints (N =
25) are tridactyl and digit I, II, III are strongly asymmetric. Fully
plantigrade pes imprints (N = 25) were left by elongate metatarsals with
short four digits (the ratio of digit to whole pes length is 2.6). There is
no trace of the 5th phalanx of the pes. As these features clearly
distinguish the Hadong tracks from the type species of the ichnogenus
Pteraichnus, we assign them to a new species, Pteraichnus koreanensis. They
are stratigraphically the oldest pterosaur tracks in Korea and are
distinguished by size and morphology from the two pterosaur ichnotaxa,
Haenamichnus uhangriensis and Pteraichnus isp., previously reported from the
Uhangri and Haman formations. Pteraichnus koreanensis is the smallest
pterosaur track currently reported from Asia.



Also, I just got my copy of the new book _Vertebrate Microfossil
Assemblages_ (J.T. Sankey and S. Baszio, eds., Indiana U. Press), and
thought people might like to know the TOC, since some of the chapters are
heavily or entirely dino-centric:



Baszio, S.: Information from microvertebrate localities: potential and
limits

Jamniczky, H.A., Brinkman, D.B., and Russell, A.P.: How much is enough? A
repeatable, efficient, and controlled sampling protocol for assessing
taxonomic diversity and abundance in vertebrate microfossil assemblages

Schiebout, J.A., White, P.D., and Boardman, G.S.: Taphonomic issues relating
to concentrations of pedogenic nodules and vertebrates in the Paleocene and
Miocene Gulf Coastal Plain: examples from Texas and Louisiana, USA

Brinkman, D.B.: The structure of Late Cretaceous (late Campanian) nonmarine
aquatic communities: a guild analysis of two vertebrate microfossil
localities in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Sankey, J.T.: Vertebrate paleoecology from microsites, Talley Mountain,
upper Aguja Formation (Late Cretaceous), Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA

DeMar, D.G., Jr., and Breithaupt, B.H.: Terrestrial and aquatic vertebrate
paleocommunities of the Mesaverde Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Campanian) of
the Wind River and Bighorn Basins, Wyoming, USA

Fiorillo, A.R.: Lack of variability in feeding patterns of the sauropod
dinosaurs _Diplodocus_ and _Camarasaurus_ (Late Jurassic, western USA) with
respect to climate as indicated by tooth wear features

Sankey, J.T.: Diversity of latest Cretaceous (late Maastrichtian) small
theropods and birds: teeth from the Lance and Hell Creek formations, USA

Longrich, N.: Small theropod teeth from the Lance Formation

Currie, P.J. and Coy, C.: The first serrated bird tooth

Welsh, E. and Sankey, J.T.: First dinosaur eggshells from Texas, USA: Aguja
Formation (late Campanian), Big Bend National Park

Gardner, J.D. and Bohme, M.: Review of the Albanerpetontidae (Lissamphibia),
with comments on the paleoecological preferences of European Tertiary
albanerpetontids

Gardner, J.D.: New information on frogs (Lissamphibia: Anura) from the Lance
Formation (late Maastrichtian) and Bug Creek anthills (Late Maastrichtian
and Early Paleocene), Hell Creek Formation, USA


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Jerry D. Harris
Director of Paleontology
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There's an exception, though. If you're TRAPPED in a glass house...and you
have a stone, then throw it! What are you, an idiot? It's really 'ONLY
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