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Theropod tooth from Cretaceous of Koshikijima Islands, Japan



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A new paper:

Takanobu Tsuihiji, Toshifumi Komatsu, Makoto Manabe, Yuka Miyake, Miki
Aramaki, and Hiromi Sekiguchi  (2013)
Theropod Tooth from the Upper Cretaceous Himenoura Group in the
Koshikijima Islands, Southwestern Japan.
Paleontological Research 17(1):39-16. 2013
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2517/1342-8144-17.1.39
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2517/1342-8144-17.1.39

A theropod tooth found in the Upper Cretaceous Himenoura Group in the
Koshikijima Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture, is described. Recent
paleontological work in the region suggests a middle Campanian age for
the specimen. Lacking a feature diagnostic of any specific theropod
clade, this specimen is considered merely as Theropoda incertae sedis.
The present finding confirms the potential of the Himenoura Group as a
new source of information on the diversity of Theropoda during the
Campanian.