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Re: Hulkepholis, new goniopholid crocodile in Spanish Journal of Palaontology

From: Ben Creisler

More info on the paper for Hulkepholis:

Angela Delgado Buscalioni, Alcalá Luis, Espilez Eduardo & Mampel Luis (2013)
European Goniopholididae from the Early Albian Escucha Formation in Ariño
(Teruel, Aragon, Spain).
Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 28 (1): 103-122.

Pdf can be downloaded for free at:


Although goniopholids constitute the most abundant remains of the
Lower Cretaceous record of the Iberian Peninsula crocodilians, few
specimens have been found complete enough to provide precise taxonomic
determinations. The palaeontological site of Mina Santa María in Ariño
(Teruel, Early Albian Eschucha Formation) has yielded several
neosuchian monotaxic concentrations. The skulls discovered at the
Ariño Mine show a character combination linking them to the latter
European species. The Ariño skulls share apomorphies with
Anteophthalmosuchus hooleyi, Goniopholis willetti (e.g., loss of the
transverse frontal crest and of the prefrontal-lachrymal crest,
supratemporal fossa larger than the orbit and supratemporal fenestra
subequal, among other derived characters). The new taxa, Hulkepholis
plotos gen. n., sp. n and Anteophthalmosuchus escuchae sp. n., are
herein erected, and they constitute the most recent record of their
clade in Europe. These sympatric species lived in a coastal marsh
system with barrier islands and lagoon.

On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> The journal Revista española de paleontología has changed its title to
> Spanish Journal of Palaontology and will publish articles in English.
> A new issue is out but I can't find much information for now--no
> abstracts or links to the texts.  In any case, here is a link to the
> contents of the new issue:
> http://www.hinews.cn/news/system/2013/07/08/015830910.shtml
> More info should be available in the near future.
> Three papers are about Mesozoic vertebrates:
> Rasskin-Gutman, D., Elez, J., Esteve-Altava, B. & López-Martínez, N.
> 2013. Reconstruction of the internal structure of the pore system of a
> complex dinosaur eggshell (Megaloolithus siruguei). Spanish Journal of
> Palaeontology, 28 (1): 61-68.
> **
> Bardet, N., Martin, G., Corral, J.C., Pereda Suberbiola, X. & Astibia,
> H. 2013. New mosasaurid teeth (Reptilia: Squamata) from the
> Maastrichtian of Albaina (Laño Quarry, Condado de Treviño). Spanish
> Journal of Palaeontology, 28 (1): 69-78.
> ***
> Buscalioni, A.D., Alcalá, L., Espílez, E. & Mampel, L. 2013. European
> Goniopholididae from the Early Albian Escucha Formation in Ariño
> (Teruel, Aragon, Spain). Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 28 (1):
> 103-122.
> New taxa:
> Hulkepholis plotos gen. n., sp. n. and Anteophthalmosuchus escuchae sp. n.
> http://godzillin.blogspot.com/2013/06/dos-nuevas-especies-de-cocodrilo-del.html