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RE: New ankylosaurid: Minotaurasaurus ramachandrani

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Brad McFeeters
> http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090112/jsp/frontpage/story_10375749.jsp
> Miles, C.A. & C.J. Miles, 2009.  Skull of Minotaurasaurus 
> ramachandrani, a new Cretaceous ankylosaur from the Gobi 
> Desert.  Current Science 96 (1): 65-70.
> Abstract:  A new genus and species of ankylosaurid, a 
> dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert has 
> been described. It shows characters typical of many Late 
> Cretaceous ankylosaurs. The new specimen is a virtually 
> complete skull with both hemimandibles preserved intact with 
> the predentary. This skull has been subjected to almost no 
> crushing or shearing. It has an equilateral, 
> triangular-shaped skull when viewed dorsally and large, 
> highly ornamented narial osteoderms, which give the skull a 
> bull-like appearance with flaring nostrils. Braincase 
> features are more primitive than those of the other Gobi 
> Desert ankylosaurs.

Actual article at: http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/jan102009/65.pdf

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