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Jainosaurus specimen described in new Palaeontology



From: Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org


In the September 2011 issue of Palaeontology:

JEFFREY A. WILSON, PAUL M. BARRETT, MATTHEW T. CARRANO (2011)
An associated partial skeleton of Jainosaurus cf. septentrionalis
(Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Chhota Simla, Central
India.
Palaeontology 54(5): 981?998
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01087.x
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01087.x/abstract

Abstract: 
The Cretaceous dinosaur fauna of Indo-Pakistan has remained poorly
understood because of a lack of associated and articulated remains,
proliferation of named species, and an incomplete understanding of the
dinosaur clades present (e.g. abelisaurid theropods; titanosaur sauropods).
Continued work on existing collections, and new discoveries of dinosaur
material from India, Pakistan and elsewhere in Gondwana, has begun to
resolve the composition and affinities of Indo-Pakistani dinosaurs. Here,
we provide archival evidence that documents associations between
postcranial remains of a sauropod collected from Chhota Simla, India by C.
A. Matley in the 1930s and later described as 'Titanosaurus sp.' This
partial skeleton, which represents only the fifth such documented
association from Indo-Pakistan, is referable to Jainosaurus cf.
septentrionalis and provides a fuller understanding of its anatomy and
phylogenetic affinities.



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