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RE: Ratchasimasaurus, new Asian iguanodontian



Hmm, any chance this will eventually prove to be the same as *Siamodon*?

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> Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:01:21 -0400
> From: bh480@scn.org
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Ratchasimasaurus, new Asian iguanodontian
>
> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
>
> New dinosaur:
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> Masateru SHIBATA, Pratueng JINTASAKUL, & Yoichi AZUMA (2011)
> A New Iguanodontian Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Khok Kruat
> Formation, Nakhon Ratchasima in Northeastern Thailand.
> Acta Geologica Sinica - English Edition 85(5): 969–976
> DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-6724.2011.00230.x
> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2011.00230.x/abstract
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> Here we report a new iguanodontian dentary found from the Lower Cretaceous
> Khok Kruat Formation, Nakhon Ratchasima, northeast Thailand. A unique
> character, which is an elongated and flat shape of the dentary ramus, makes
> it possible to assign the specimen to the new genus of non-hadrosaurid
> iguanodontian, Ratchasimasaurus suranareae gen. et sp. nov. R. suranareae
> shows both primitive and derived characters, such as a caudally inclined
> coronoid process and alveolar trough with a primitive crown impression, and
> a derived buccal shelf between tooth row and coronoid process. The
> discovery of a new iguanodontian from the Indochina Terrene, considering
> that the previously reported “Probactrosaurus-like” iguanodontian, points
> out a great diversity of this group in the late Early Cretaceous in
> Thailand, and corresponds to the Asian iguanodontian diversity at that time.
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