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RE: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod



Anyone have a pdf of this? I'd love to see this critter!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of bh480@scn.org
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:33 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod
> 
> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
> 
> In case this advance online paper has not been mentioned
> yet:
> 
> Min Huh, Dae-Gil Lee, Jung-Kyun Kim, Jong-Deock Lim, and 
> Pascal Godefroit (2010).
> A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of 
> South Korea.
> 
> Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen 
> (advance online publication)
> 
> Abstract:
> 
> The Seonso Conglomerate (?Santonian ? Campanian, Late
> Cretacous) of Boseong site 5 (southern coast of Korean
> Peninsula) has yielded well-preserved postcranial material 
> belonging to a new taxon of ornithischian dinosaur, 
> Koreanosaurus boseongensis nov. gen., nov. sp. 
> This dinosaur is characterized by elongated neck vertebrae, 
> very long and massive scapulocoracoid and humerus, 
> proportionally short hindlimbs with a low hindlimb ratio for 
> tibia/femur, and anteroposteriorly- elongated femoral head 
> forming an obtuse 135° angle with the femoral shaft. 
> Koreanosaurus displays a series of neornithischian 
> synapomorphies. Amongst Neornithischia, most features of the 
> postcranial skeleton suggest affinities with basal 
> ornithopods and, amongst them, particularly with a small 
> clade formed by three genera from the Cretaceous of Montana: 
> Zephyrosaurus schaffi, Orodromeus makelai, and Oryctodromeus 
> cubicularis. 
> According to the morphological, phylogenetic, 
> sedimentological, and taphonomic data at hand, it is 
> tentatively postulated that Koreanosaurus was a burrowing 
> dinosaur, like Oryctodromeus. 
> 
> http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/njbgeol/pre-
> prints/0102
> 
> 
>