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RE: Zhuchengtyrannus, new Chinese tyrannosaurine
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:54 PM
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> Subject: Zhuchengtyrannus, new Chinese tyrannosaurine
> From: Ben Creisler
> New advance online paper in Cretaceous Research:
> David W.E. Hone, Kebai Wang, Corwin Sullivan, Xijin Zhao,
> Shuqing Chen, Dunjin Li, Shuan Ji, Qiang Ji and Xing Xu
> (2011) A new tyrannosaurine theropod, Zhuchengtyrannus magnus
> is named based on a maxilla and dentary.
> Cretaceous Research (advance online publication)
> Tyrannosaurids are primarily gigantic, predatory theropod
> dinosaurs of the Cretaceous. Here we report a new member of
> the tyrannosaurid clade Tyrannosaurinae from the Upper
> Cretaceous Wangshi Group of Zhucheng, Shandong Province,
> China, based on a maxilla and associated dentary. The
> discovery of this animal, here named Zhuchengtyrannus magnus
> gen. et sp.
> nov., adds to the known diversity of tyrannosaurids in Asia.
> Z. magnus can be identified by a horizontal shelf on the
> lateral surface of the base of the ascending process, and a
> rounded notch in the anterior margin of the maxillary
> fenestra. Several additional features contribute to a unique
> combination of character states that serves to further distinguish Z.
> magnus from other taxa. Comparisons with other tyrannosaurids
> suggest that Zhuchengtyrannus was a very large theropod,
> comparable in size to both Tarbosaurus and Tyrannosaurus.
About freakin' tim... I mean, good that this has been published!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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