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New European iguanodontian taxa



In the Meeting "Tribute to Charles Darwin and Bernissart Iguanodons: New perspectives on Vertebrate Evolution and Early Cretaceous Ecosystems" (http://www.naturalsciences.be/science/colloquia) David B. Norman gave a plenary lecture entitled "Iguanodontians from the Wealden of Britain and Europe". The abstract is here:

http://www.naturalsciences.be/common/pdf/science/colloquia/Darwin_Bernissart_abstracts_guidebook/indexs.html#80

Two Spanish dinosaur-related blogs, Aragosaurus and Godzillin, make comments on the meeting and the lecture of Norman (and also on the absence in the meeting of Gregory Paul):

http://www.aragosaurus.com/index.php?seccion=news_full&id=726

http://godzillin.blogspot.com/2009/02/la-moraleja-de-iguanodon.html

As Aragosaurus tells, in the talk three new iguanodontian genera, for another three species previously assigned to Iguanodon, were proposed: Durlstonia, Hypsispinus and Barilium. These new genera are still unpublished. Also, according to Norman, Mantellisaurus is a valid genus but Dollodon is not valid.




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