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New publication: Notes on Early Mesozoic Theropods by Robert Gay

I'm not sure if Rob is a member of this list, but the book seems to have been 
published for a few days now, so I'll go ahead and share this.  



Summary: Notes on Early Mesozoic Theropods contains two papers on the poorly 
studied late Triassic and early Jurassic theropod dinosaur fauna of 
North America.
The author discusses the evidence that has been used to support 
cannibalism hypothesis in the late Triassic dinosaur Coelophysis, and 
presents new evidence that disproves this commonly cited hypothesis.
In the second paper, the author names a new genus and species of 
theropod dinosaur from the early Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona. 
The new taxon represents the oldest yet-known example of a Tetanuran 
theropod in North America.
For those interested in the paleontological history of the American 
southwest or the early evolutionary history of this interesting clade of
 dinosaurs, Notes on Early Mesozoic Theropods adds more information to 
the emerging picture of life in the southwest over 190 million years 

The new theropod is named _Kayentavenator elysiae_.  
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