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Mesozoic vertebrates in the last issue of the Spanish journal Geogaceta

Two articles, both in Spanish; one on Moroccan Jurassic dinosaur
tracks and other on Spanish Cretaceous turtles.

Boutakiout, M., M. Masrour & F. Perez-Lorente. 2014. Icnitas
tireoforas y teropodas en Ansous (Pliensbachiense, Alto Atlas Central,
Marruecos). Geogaceta, 55: 75-78.

[Thyreophoran and theropod prints from Ansous (Pliensbachian, Hight
Atlas Central, Morocco)]

ABSTRACT: In this paper thyreophoran and theropod footprints contained
in two of four new sites found in Ansous are described. In one of the
sites there are also preserved sauropod tracks. Although there have
been cited three other references to thyreophoran footprints in
Morocco, this is the first of such quadrupedal footprints from the
Lower Jurassic age (Pliensbachian) in the country. We provide
biomorphic and morphometric data of booth footprint types (theropod
and thyreophoran). The assignation is made by the biomorphic
characters of the ichnites and the age of the rocks on which the sites
are placed.We recommend continuing to explore in this area due to its
exceptional potential of dinosaur palaeoichnology.

Key-words: Thyreophoran, theropod, footprints, Pliensbachian, Morocco.


Perez-Garcia, A. & X. Murelaga. 2014. Tortugas del Cretacico Inferior
de la Cuenca Vasco-Cantabrica: el registro Hauteriviense-Barremiense
de Vega de Pas (Cantabria). Geogaceta, 55: 79-82.

[Turtles from the Early Cretaceous of the Basque-Cantabrian Basin: the
Hauterivian-Barremian record from Vega de Pas (Cantabria)]

ABSTRACT: The turtle record from the Early Cretaceous of Spain is very
abundant and diverse. All previous reports came from the Iberian
Range. Material of turtles found in the Basque-Cantabrian Basin is
presented here. These specimens, coming from the Hauterivian-Barremian
of the Vega de Pas Formation (Cantabria), correspond to plates of both
the carapace and the plastron. The presence of an undetermined
representative of Eucryptodira, which differs from the taxa so far
identified in the European record, is recognized.

Key-words: Early Cretaceous, Basque-cantabrian Basin,Vega de Pas,
turtle, Eucryptodira.


Jose Ignacio Ruiz-Omenaca
Museo del Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA)
E-33328 Colunga, Spain