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Nodosaur remains from mid-Cretaceous of England



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A new online paper:

William T. Blows (2013)
Notice of nodosaur (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) remains from the
mid-Cretaceous of Cambridge, England, with comments on cervical
half-ring armour.
Proceedings of the Geologists' Association (advance online publication)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2013.07.001
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016787813000631


Three pieces from cervical half-rings of an immature nodosaur, part of
a nodosaurid presacral rod and some post-cranial osteoderms from the
Cretaceous of Cambridge were studied at the Booth Museum of Natural
History, Brighton, UK. Two of the three half-ring elements show dorsal
ridge morphologies distinct from each other, and all three have
unfused sutured lateral borders. It is possible they may be derived
from the same animal. Comparison with other material from the
Cretaceous of Europe, USA and Asia indicates the presence of a large
nodosaurid in the Cambridge Greensand fauna, with cervical half-ring
morphologies similar to North American taxa, but unlike any previously
known from the European Cretaceous.