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Tyrannosauroid material from Uzbekistan

From: Ben Creisler

A new online paper:

Alexander Averianov & Hans-Dieter Sues (2011) 
Skeletal remains of Tyrannosauroidea (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the
Bissekty Formation (Upper Cretaceous: Turonian) of Uzbekistan.
Cretaceous Research (advance online publication)

There exists a major gap in the fossil record of tyrannosauroid theropod
dinosaurs spanning the early part of the Late Cretaceous. We report on
skeletal remains referable to Tyrannosauroidea indet. from the Turonian
Bissekty Formation at Dzharakuduk in the central Kyzylkum Desert of
Uzbekistan. Phylogenetic analysis of the hypodigm places the Bissekty
tyrannosauroid as a non-tyrannosaurid tyrannosauroid more basal than the
Campanian tyrannosauroids Appalachiosaurus and Bistahieversor from North

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