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Re: Chilesaurus, new plant-eating theropod from Upper Jurassic of Chile (corrrection)

Ben Creisler

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Also, why are all the artistic depictions in news stories so
"reptilian-looking" with no fuzz or feathers?? This theropod dinosaur
must have had dino-fuzz and feathers....

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for subject line typo. Chilesaurus, not "Chinlesaurus"....
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:27 AM
> Subject: Chinlesaurus, new plant-eating theropod from Upper Jurassic of Chile
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> A new online paper:
> Fernando E. Novas, Leonardo Salgado, Manuel Suárez, Federico L.
> Agnolín, Martín D. Ezcurra, Nicolás R. Chimento, Rita de la Cruz,
> Marcelo P. Isasi, Alexander O. Vargas & David Rubilar-Rogers (2015)
> An enigmatic plant-eating theropod from the Late Jurassic period of Chile.
> Nature (advance online publication)
> doi:10.1038/nature14307
> http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14307.html
> Theropod dinosaurs were the dominant predators in most Mesozoic era
> terrestrial ecosystems. Early theropod evolution is currently
> interpreted as the diversification of various carnivorous and
> cursorial taxa, whereas the acquisition of herbivorism, together with
> the secondary loss of cursorial adaptations, occurred much later among
> advanced coelurosaurian theropods. A new, bizarre herbivorous basal
> tetanuran from the Upper Jurassic of Chile challenges this conception.
> The new dinosaur was discovered at Aysén, a fossil locality in the
> Upper Jurassic Toqui Formation of southern Chile (General Carrera
> Lake). The site yielded abundant and exquisitely preserved
> three-dimensional skeletons of small archosaurs. Several articulated
> individuals of Chilesaurus at different ontogenetic stages have been
> collected, as well as less abundant basal crocodyliforms, and
> fragmentary remains of sauropod dinosaurs (diplodocids and
> titanosaurians).
> News:
> http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meet-chilesaurus-new-raptor-dinosaur-vegetarian-diet-180955101/?no-ist
> http://phys.org/news/2015-04-bizarre-platypus-dinosaur.html