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Doctoral Dissertation on Lirainosaurus (Titanosauria)



Veronica DIEZ DIAZ defended her  Doctoral Dissertation in Bilbao
(Basque Country, Spain) on last 22 March.

The thesis was directed by Dr. Xabier PEREDA-SUBERBIOLA (University of
the Basque Country) and Dr. Jose Luis SANZ (Autonomous University of
Madrid).

The Doctoral Thesis Committee was formed by:

- Dr. Leonardo SALGADO (CONICET and National University of Rio Negro,
Argentina),
- Dr. Jose Ignacio CANUDO (University of Zaragoza),
- Dr. Humberto ASTIBIA (University of the Basque Country),
- Dr. Xabier ORUE-ETXEBARRIA (University of the Basque Country), and
- Dr. Francisco ORTEGA (National University of Distance Education, UNED),

and they awarded a magna cum laude to the PhD candidate.

Congratulations to Mrs. Diez Diaz!!

The reference of the volume is:

Diez-Diaz, V. 2013. Revision del dinosaurio sauropodo Lirainosaurus
astibiae (Titanosauria) del Cretacico Superior de la Peninsula
Iberica: Comparacion con otros titanosaurios del suroeste de Europa.
Hipotesis Filogenetica y Paleobiogeografica. Tesis Doctoral, Euskal
Herriko Unibertsitatea, 306 pp.

[translation: Review of the sauropod dinosaur Lirainosaurus astibiae
(Titanosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula:
Comparison with other titanosaurs of southwestern Europe. Phylogenetic
and paleobiogeographic hypotheses. Doctoral Dissertation, University
of the Basque Country].

See Veronica here:
http://godzillin.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/lirainosaurus-en-formato-tesis.html
http://www.pakozoic.com/2013/03/enhorabuena-doctora-diez.html

and her thesis cover (with Oscar Sanisidro’s artwork) here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=555785721113136

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Museo del Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA)
E-33328 Colunga, Spain
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