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RE: New ankylosaurid: Minotaurasaurus ramachandrani
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Brad McFeeters
> 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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