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Re: Datanglong, new theropod (Carcharodontosauria) from Lower Cretaceous of China (free pdf)

Ben Creisler

The pdf is now available in open access at the Chinese website
(Download Fulltext link):

Datanglong pdf



Also, now in open access other articles in the same issue of Acta
Geologica Sinica - English Edition 88(4):

Funiusaurus pdf


Grabauornis pdf


Ankylosaur bones from Liaoning


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 8:27 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> A new paper:
> Jinyou MO, Fusheng ZHOU, Guangning LI, Zhen HUANG, and Chenyun CAO (2014)
> A New Carcharodontosauria (Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of
> Guangxi, Southern China.
> Acta Geologica Sinica - English Edition 88(4): 1051–1059
> DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.12272
> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1755-6724.12272/abstract
> A new large-bodied theropod dinosaur, Datanglong guangxiensis gen. et
> sp. nov., was recovered from the Lower Cretaceous Xinlong Formation of
> the Datang Basin, Guangxi. It is unique in several features including:
> posteriormost dorsal vertebra with teardrop-shaped pneumatic foramen
> confined by enlarged pcdl, acpl and the centrum; posteriormost dorsal
> with well-developed, horizontal prpl; posteriormost dorsal with a
> parapophysis projecting more laterally than the diapophysis; brevis
> fossa shallow with short, ridge-like medial blade; and iliac pubic
> peduncle with posteroventrally expanded margin. Cladistic analysis
> supports the idea that this new taxon Datanglong guangxiensis is a
> primitive member of the Carcharodontosauria in possessing two
> unambiguous synapomorphies: large external pneumatic foramina and
> internal spaces present in the lateral surface of ilium, and a
> peg-and-socket ischiac articulation with the ilium. The presence of
> the new taxon from Guangxi further confirms that Carcharodontosauria
> were cosmopolitan large-bodied predators during the Early-mid
> Cretaceous.
> NOTE: This paper has not been posted yet on the Chinese open-access link.
> http://www.geojournals.cn/dzxben/ch/index.aspx