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RE: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod
Me, too! Especially if it has a nice foot...
>>> "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." 10/19/10 8:49 AM >>>
Anyone have a pdf of this? I'd love to see this critter!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
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> Subject: Koreanosaurus, new burrowing ornithopod
> From: Ben Creisler
> In case this advance online paper has not been mentioned
> 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)
> 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
> According to the morphological, phylogenetic,
> sedimentological, and taphonomic data at hand, it is
> tentatively postulated that Koreanosaurus was a burrowing
> dinosaur, like Oryctodromeus.