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Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems
Edited by Pascal Godefroit
Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/7/2012
Format: cloth 464 pages, 264 b&w illus., 8.5 x 11
ISBN-13: 978-0-253-35721-2


Table of Contents


Preface by David B. Norman


Section I. New Investigations into the Iguanodon Sinkhole at
Bernissart and Other Early Cretaceous Localities in the Mons Basin

1. Bernissart and the Iguanodons: Historical Perspective and New Investigations
Pascal Godefroit, Johan Yans, and Pierre Bultynck
2. The Attempted Theft of Dinosaur Skeletons during the German
Occupation of Belgium (1914–1918)
Christoph Roolf
3. A Short Introduction to the Geology of the Mons Basin and the
Bernissart Sinkhole
Jean-Marc Baele, Pascal Godefroit, Paul Spagna, and Christian Dupuis
4. 3-D Modelling of the Paleozoic Top Surface in the Bernissart Area
and Integration of Data from Boreholes Drilled in the Iguanodon
Thierry Martin, Johan Yans, Christian Dupuis, Paul Spagna, and Olivier Kaufmann
5. The Karstic Phenomenon of the Iguanodon Sinkhole and the
Geomorphological Situation of the Mons Basin during the Early
Yves Quinif and Luciane Licour
6. Geodynamic and Tectonic context of Early Cretaceous
Iguanodon-Bearing Deposits in the Mons Basin
Sara Vandycke and Paul Spagna
7. Biostratigraphy of the Cretaceous Sediments Overlying the Wealden
Facies in the Iguanodon Sinkhole at Bernissart
Johan Yans, Francis Robaszynski, and Edwige Masure
8. On the Age of the Bernissart Iguanodons
Johan Yans, Jean Dejax, and Johann Schnyder
9. The Paleoenvironment of the Bernissart Iguanodons: Sedimentological
Analysis of the Lower Cretaceous Wealden Facies in the Bernissart Area
Paul Spagna, Johan Yans, Johann Schnyder, and Christian Dupuis
10. Mesofossil Plant Remains from the Barremian of Hautrage (Mons
Basin, Belgium), with Taphonomy, Palaeoecology, and Palaeoenvironment
Bernard Gomez, Thomas Gillot, Veronique Daviero-Gomez, Clement
Coiffard, Paul Spagna, and Johan Yans
11. Diagenesis of the Fossil Bones of Iguanodon bernissartensis
Thierry Leduc
12. Histological Assessment of Vertebrate Remains in the 2003 Bernissart Drill
Armand de Ricqles, Pascal Godefroit, and Johan Yans
13. Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Remains from Baudour (Belgium)
Pascal Godefroit, Jean Le Loeuff, Patrick Carlier, Stephane Pirson,
Johan Yans, Suravech Suteethorn, and Paul Spagna
14. Geological Model and Cyclic Mass-Mortality Scenarios for the Lower
Cretaceous Iguanodon Bonebeds of Bernissart
Jean-Marc Baele, Pascal Godefroit, Paul Spagna, and Christian Dupuis

Section II. The Bernissart Iguanodons and Their Kin

15. Iguanodontian Taxa (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Lower
Cretaceous of England and Belgium
David B. Norman
16. The Brain of Iguanodon and Mantellisaurus: Perspectives on
Ornithopod Evolution
Pascaline Lauters, Walter Coudyzer, Martine Vercauteren, and Pascal Godefroit
17. Hypsilophodon foxii and Other Smaller Bipedal Ornithischian
Dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Southern England
Peter M. Galton
18. The African Cousins of the European Iguanodontids
Philippe Taquet
19. Anatomy and Relationships of Bolong yixianensis, an Early
Cretaceous Iguanodontoid Dinosaur from Western Liaoning, China
Wu Wenhao and Pascal Godefroit
20. A New Basal Hadrosauroid Dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Kazakhstan
Pascal Godefroit, Francois Escuillie, Yuri L. Bolotsky, and Pascaline Lauters

Section III. Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems In and Outside Europe

21. Dinosaur Remains from the “Sables Verts” (Early Cretaceous,
Albian) of the Eastern Paris Basin
Eric Buffetaut and Laetitia Nori
22. Dinosaur Faunas from the Early Cretaceous (Valanginian-Albian) of Spain
Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola, Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Omenaca, Jose Ignacio
Canudo, Fidel Torcida, and Jose Luis Sanz
23. New Early Cretaceous Multituberculate Mammals from the Iberian Peninsula
Ainara Badiola, Jose Ignacio Canudo, and Gloria Cuenca-Bescós
24. Danish Dinosaurs: A Review
Niels Bonde
25. The Age of Lycoptera Beds (Jehol Biota) in Transbaikalia (Russia)
and Correlation with Mongolia and China
Evgenia V. Bugdaeva and Valentina S. Markevich
26. A New Basal Ornithomimosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early
Cretaceous Yixian Formation, Northwest China
Jin Liyong, Chen Jun, and Pascal Godefroit
27. Australia’s Polar Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs
Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich
28. Assessment of the Potential for a Jehol Biota-like Cretaceous
Polar Fossil Assemblage in Victoria, Australia
Thomas H. Rich, Li Xiao-bo, and Patricia Vickers-Rich
29. Freshwater Hybodont Sharks in Early Cretaceous Ecosystems: A Review
Gilles Cuny

Section IV. Cretaceous Vertebrate Faunas after the Bernissart Iguanodons

30. The Late Cretaceous Continental Vertebrate Fauna from Iharkut
(Western Hungary): A Review
Attila Osi, Marton Rabi, Laszlo Makadi, Zoltan Szentesi, Gabor
Botfalvai, and Peter Gulyas
31. First Discovery of Maastrichtian (Latest Cretaceous) Terrestrial
Vertebrates in Rusca Montana Basin (Romania)
Vlad A. Codrea, Pascal Godefroit, Christian Jipa, and Thierry Smith
32. First Maastrichtian (Latest Cretaceous) Vertebrate Assemblage from
Provence (Vitrolles-la-Plaine, Southern France)
Xavier Valentin, Pascal Godefroit, Rodolphe Tabuce, Monique
Vianey-Liaud, Wu Wenhao, and Geraldine Garcia
33. Reassessment of the Posterior Brain Region in Multituberculate Mammals
Emmanuel Gillissen and Thierry Smith


Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Omenaca
Museo del Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA)
E-33328 Colunga, Spain