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RE: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the New Papers

Where I can find these PDF.?


De: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu en nombre de Matías Soto
Enviado el: dom 01.06.2008 15:52
Para: jharris@dixie.edu
CC: DINOSAUR@usc.edu
Asunto: Re: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the New Papers

Dear Jerry,
Would you be so kind to forward me a copy of the sauropod papers?
Thank you very, very much
Kind regards,


2008/5/26, Harris, Jerald <jharris@dixie.edu>:
> OK, so Indy's not involved here, but several new dinosaurs are!  Oh -- the 
> movie is so-so -- enjoyable, but not a match for "Raiders" or "Last Crusade." 
>  Still debating whether or not it's better than "Temple of Doom"; probably 
> is, but not by a heckuva lot.  Thanks to KT & DF for these!
> Xu, X., and Clark, J.M. 2008. The presence of a gigantic theropod in the 
> Jurassic Shishugou Formation, Junggar Basin, western China. Vetebrata 
> PalAsiatica 46(2):157-160.
> Mo, J.-Y., Hua, C.-L., Zhao, Z.-R., Wang, W., and Xu, X. 2008. A new 
> titanosaur (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Guangxi, 
> China. Vetebrata PalAsiatica 46(2):147-156.
> ABSTRACT: A new titanosaurian taxon, Qingxiusaurus youjiangensis gen. et sp. 
> nov. , from the Upper Cretaceous red beds of Nanning City, Guangxi, China is 
> reported. It is represented by several postcranial elements including a 
> cranial caudal neural spine, a pair of sternal plates, and a pair of humeri. 
> The new taxon is diagnosed on the basis of a combination of following 
> features: simply-built cranial caudal neural spine elongated and 
> paddle-shaped and the length ratio between sternal plate and humerus low 
> (about 0.65). The new form, as well as other recently recovered titanosaurian 
> taxa from Asia, indicates a highly modified postcranial morphology and large 
> diversity within this sauropod clade in the Cretaceous of Asia.
> Yuan, C. 2008. A new genus and species of Sapeornithidae from Lower 
> Cretaceous in western Liaoning, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 82(1):48-55.
> ABSTRACT: Sapeornithidae is a basal pygostylian family of Early Cretaceous 
> primitive birds, in which only one genus and species, Sapeornis 
> chaoyangensis, was reported before. This paper deals with a new genus and 
> species of this family, Didactylornis jii gen. et sp. nov., which was 
> unearthed from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation in western Liaoning. 
> According to our phylogenetic analyses, both Didactylornis gen. nov. and 
> Sapeornis form a sister group, which is basal to the clade formed by 
> Confuciusornis and all the more derived birds, and more closely related to 
> the short-tailed pygostylian birds than to the long-tailed avialian birds. 
> The early history of pygostylian birds is poorly documented except for the 
> studies of Confuciusornis and Sapeornis. The discovery of Didactylornis jii 
> gen. et sp. nov. adds the new material for the study on the early evolution 
> of birds.
> Lü, J., Azuma, Y., Chen, R., Zheng, W., and Jin, X. 2008. A new 
> titanosauriform sauropod from the early Late Cretaceous of Dongyang, Zhejiang 
> Province. Acta Geologica Sinica 82(1):225-235.
> ABSTRACT: A new titanosauriform sauropod Dongyangosaurus sinensis gen. et sp. 
> nov. from the early Late Cretaceous of Dongyang County, Zhejiang Province, is 
> erected based on a partial postcranial skeleton. It is characterized by 
> complex laminae on the lateral surface of the neural spines and 
> postzygapophyses of dorsal vertebrae, a distinct fossa on the ventral 
> surfaces of the prezygapophyses of dorsal vertebrae, distinct fossae are also 
> present on the lateral surface of the postzygapophysis of anterior caudal 
> vertebrae; pubis is shorter than ischium, the small obturator foramen of 
> pubis elongated, and nearly closed. The lamina complexity of dorsal vertebrae 
> in Dongyangosaurus indicates that a higher diversity of titanosauriformes 
> occurred during the early Late Cretaceous in China.
> Lü, J., Azuma, Y., Chen, R., Zheng, W., and Jin, X. 2008. A new 
> mamenchisaurid dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Yuanmou, Yunnan Province, 
> China. Acta Geologica Sinica 82(1):17-26.
> ABSTRACT: A new mamenchisaurid dinosaur, Eomamenchisaurus yuanmouensis gen et 
> sp. nov. is erected based on an incomplete skeleton from the Zhanghe 
> Formation, the Middle Jurassic of Yuanmou, Yunnan Province. The new taxon is 
> characterized by absence of pleurocoels in dorsal vertebrae and the dorsal 
> verterbrae with slightly convex anterior articular surfaces, moderately 
> concave posterior articular surfaces; the fourth trochanter is developed 
> posteromedially on the femur; length ratio of the tibia to the femur is 
> approximately 0.64; and the shaft of the ischium is rod-like. Two fused 
> centra of the posterior dorsal vertebrae (the presumed 9th and the 10th 
> dorsal vertebrae) are similar to those in other mamenchisaurid dinosaurs, 
> including Mamenchisaurus hochuanesis, M. youngi and Chuanjiesaurus anaensis. 
> Therefore, fusion of centra of the ninth and the tenth dorsal vertebrae can 
> be recognized as a synapomorphic character of the Mamenchisauridae.
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