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Titanosauriform and rebbachisaurid sauropods from Early Cretaceous of Tunisia.



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A new online paper:

Federico Fanti, Andrea Cau & Mohsen Hassine (2013)
Evidence of titanosauriforms and rebbachisaurids (Dinosauria:
Sauropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Tunisia.
Journal of African Earth Sciences (advance online publication)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1464343X13001969
doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2013.10.010

Isolated sauropod remains including vertebrae and a humerus from the
Aïn El Guettar Formation (Albian, Early Cretaceous) of Tunisia are
described. Vertebrae include a slightly procoelous anterior caudal
vertebra, amphicoelous middle caudal vertebrae, and strongly
procoelous distal caudal vertebrae. The humerus has an
anteroposteriorly compressed shaft, robust deltopectoral crest
restricted laterally and prominent condyles bounding a distinct distal
fossa. The morphological characters present in the specimens suggests
that isolated remains can be referred to at least two distinct
sauropod taxa.