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RE: new sauropod: Angolatitan

I like the Pastori reconstruction, describing a very nice trophic scene; but 
the Carr piece is different: The *Malawisaurus*-like head is fine if 
unexpected, the neck attitude is debateable, but the presumable azhdarchid 
based on the Sibbick style after the TMM specimen (of a likely tapejarid?)


Jaime A. Headden
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> Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:24:31 +0100
> From: jigruiz@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: new sauropod: Angolatitan
> O. Mateus, L.L. Jacobs, A.S. Schulp, M.J. Polcyn, T.S. Tavares, A.B.
> Neto, M.L. Morais and M.T. Antunes. 2011. Angolatitan adamastor, a new
> sauropod dinosaur and the first record from Angola. Anais da Academia
> Brasileira de Ciências, 83(1): 1-13.
> A forelimb of a new sauropod dinosaur (Angolatitan adamastor n. gen.
> et sp.) from the Late Turonian of Iembe (Bengo Province) represents
> the first dinosaur discovery in Angola, and is one of the few
> occurrences of sauropod dinosaurs in sub-Saharan Africa collected with
> good chronological controls. The marginal marine sediments yielding
> the specimen are reported to be late Turonian in age and, thus it
> represents a non-titanosaurian sauropod in sub-Saharan Africa at a
> time taken to be dominated by titanosaurian forms. Moreover,
> Angolatitan adamastor is the only basal Somphospondyli known in the
> Late Cretaceous which implies in the existence of relict forms in
> Africa.
> Key words: Angola, Cretaceous, Turonian, Dinosaurs, Sauropoda, Angolatitan.
> free PDF and reconstructions (by Karen Carr and Fabio Pastori) here:
> http://lusodinos.blogspot.com/2011/03/angolatitan-adamastor-o-primeiro.html
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