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Dinosaur remains from Jurassic and Cretaceous of Teruel, Spain (free pdfs)



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Recent papers not yet mentioned:

A. Cobos, R. Royo-Torres, M.Á. Torrente & L. Alcalá (2015)
Nuevos fósiles de dinosaurios en la Formación Villar del Arzobispo de
El Castellar y Formiche Alto (Teruel, España) / New dinosaur remains
in the Villar del Arzobispo Formation from El Castellar and Formiche
Alto (Teruel, Spain)
Geogaceta 58: 43-46
http://www.sociedadgeologica.es/archivos/geogacetas/geo58/geo58pag43-46.pdf

The South of the Iberian Range is characterised by the presence of
dozens of sites with dinosaurs included in the Limestone, Sandstone
and Clays of the Villar del Arzobispo Formation
(Tithonian-Berriasian). Here are described new findings in that
lithostratigraphic unit of the Peñagolosa subbasin (Maestrazgo Basin)
in Teruel province. Concretely a sauropod caudal centrum from El
Castellar assigned to Diplodocoidea indet. is described. Likewise we
inform about the discovery of the apical section of a large
Megalosauridae theropod tooth from Formiche Alto, only known before by
the central section of the crown and that globally would represent the
largest theropod tooth described in Spain, bigger even than other
found in Riodeva (Teruel).Also in Formiche a new dinosaur tracksite
called Masía de la Cañada has yielded and is presented from a
preliminary point of view. These discoveries allow us to complete the
faunistic diversity in dinosaurs with Jurassic affinity that lived in
the tidal and intertidal systems of the Villar del Arzobispo Formation
in the Peñagolosa sub-basin.



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F.J. Verdú, A. Cobos & L. Alcalá (2015)
Fósiles de un hadrosauriforme en el Barremiense inferior de Aliaga
(Geoparque del Maestrazgo, Teruel, España) / Hadrosauriform fossils at
the lower Barremian of Aliaga (Maestrazgo Geopark, Teruel, Spain).
Geogaceta 58: 47-50
http://www.sociedadgeologica.es/archivos/geogacetas/geo58/geo58pag47-50.pdf


In this work we report the finding of two vertebral centra of dorsal
and caudal vertebrae, which belong to a large ornithopod dinosaur.
These centra were found in the municipality of Aliaga (Teruel
Maestrazgo Cultural Geopark), in an outcrop at the Sandstones of
Camarillas Formation (lower Barremian, Lower Cretaceous).Anatomically,
the dorsal centrum would form part of the most posterior set of the
dorsal vertebrae series. This centrum is short and tall, amphicoelous
or slightly platicoelous, with strongly everted margins from the
centrum. Meanwhile, the caudal centrum would have a medium position in
the tail. It is platicoelous. As a whole, these features relate
vertebrae from Aliaga with the Barremian taxon Iguanodon
bernissartensis. However, due to the fragmentary state of these
remains, we attributed them as Hadrosauriformes indet. Results from
this work support the hypothesis that there were, at least, three taxa
of large ornithopods during the lower Barremian at the Iberian
Peninsula.