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Theropods from Cretaceous of South Pyrenees Basin of Spain



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A new online paper:

Angelica Torices, Philip J. Currie, Jose Ignacio Canudo, and Xabier
Pereda-Suberbiola (2013)
Theropod dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of the South Pyrenees
Basin of Spain
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica (in press)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.2012.0121
http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app20120121.html



The dinosaur record in the South Pyrenees Basin is diverse and rich. A
total of 142 theropod teeth were studied for this paper, which
constitutes one of the richest samples for these remains in Europe.
Eight upper Campanian to upper Maastrichtian outcrops from the
Pyrenees produced six non-avian theropod taxa (Indeterminate theropod,
Coelurosauria indet., cf. Richardoestesia, cf. Indeterminate
dromaeosaur, cf. Pyroraptor olympius, cf. Paronychodon). These six
taxa are added to two previously described theropods (a
Richardoestesia-like form and a possible ornithomimosaurid), which
indicates there was considerable theropod diversity on the Iberian
Peninsula during the Late Cretaceous.