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[PDF REQUEST] Re: Trapalcochelys, new turtle from Cretaceous of Argentina, and other non-dino papers



Can anyone with access to Ameghniana send me a copy of the Trapalcochelys paper?

Thank you,

Jason
 

----- Original Message -----
> From: Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Cc: 
> Sent: Wednesday, 5 June 2013 1:16 PM
> Subject: Trapalcochelys, new turtle from Cretaceous of Argentina, and other
 non-dino papers
> 
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> 
> 
> A number of new and recent non-dino papers that may be interest:
> 
> Juliana Sterli, Marcelo S. de la Fuente & Ignacio A. Cerda (2013)
> A new species of meiolaniform turtle and a revision of the Late
> Cretaceous Meiolaniformes of South America.
> Ameghiniana 50(2): 240-256
> http://www.ameghiniana.org.ar/index.php/ameghiniana/article/view/582
> 
> A new species of meiolaniform turtle, Trapalcochelys sulcata gen. nov.
> sp. nov. is described, based on material from the late Campanian–early
> Maastrichtian Allen Formation, Patagonia (Argentina). The postcranial
> remains recovered are described macroscopically (e.g., external
> morphology) and microscopically (e.g., histological sections of the
> shell). Trapalcochelys sulcata gen. nov. sp. nov. shares with other
> meiolaniforms the presence of sulci strongly curved anteriorly among
> marginal scales, and dermal bones ornamented with small foramina. This
> new species differs from the other Late Cretaceous meiolaniform from
> Patagonia —Patagoniaemys gasparinae— in the general size and in the
> shape of neural 1. The shell-bone histology is characterized by a
> diploe structure, in which well developed internal and external
> compact bone layers frame an area of cancellous bone. Compact bone is
> mostly composed by interwoven structural fiber bundles. The abundance
> of structural fibers in the internal cortex and the presence of large
> pipe-like vascular spaces in the cancellous bone are the most
> distinctive histological features observed for T. sulcata. All
> meiolaniform turtle remains of the Upper Cretaceous of South America
> are exhaustively revised. The known 
 record of Upper
> Cretaceous meiolaniforms is restricted to Argentina and in this
> revision six localities with outcrops bearing these fossils have been
> identified. Meiolaniforms are confirmed as a component of the late
> Campanian–early Maastrichtian South American Allenian tetrapod
> assemblage.
>