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Re: Cuban Mesozoic reptiles + Mexican dinosaur tracks

The pdf is now available online for free at this link:


Iturralde-Vinent, M.  and Ceballos Izquierdo, Y. (2015)
Catalogue of Late Jurassic Vertebrate (Pisces, Reptilian) specimens
from Western Cuba.
Paleontología Mexicana 65(3): 24-39 (print version), 4: 24-39
(electronic version)

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> Additional material has recently been added to the online library for
> Cuban geology and paleontology. Many thanks to Yasmani Ceballos
> Izquierdo for letting me know.
> Biblioteca Digital Cubana de Geociencia
> [Cuban Digital Library of Geosciences]
> http://www.redciencia.cu/geobiblio/inicio.html
> Index of papers:
> http://www.redciencia.cu/geobiblio/geobiblio.html
> ==
> Also, a new Cuba-related paper:
> Iturralde-Vinent, M.  and Ceballos Izquierdo, Y. (2015)
> Catalogue of Late Jurassic Vertebrate (Pisces, Reptilian) specimens
> from Western Cuba.
> Paleontología Mexicana 65(3): 24-39 (print version), 4: 24-39
> (electronic version).
> Vertebrate remains are relatively well known in Late Jurassic deposits
> of western Cuba. The fossil specimens that have been collected so far
> are dispersed in museum collections around the world and some have
> been lost throughout the years. A reassessment of the fossil material
> stored in some of these museums’ collections has generated new data
> about the fossil-bearing localities and greatly increased the number
> of formally identified specimens. The identified bone elements and
> taxa suggest a high vertebrate diversity dominated by actinopterygians
> and reptiles, including: long-necked plesiosaurs, pliosaurs,
> metriorhynchid crocodilians, pleurodiran turtles, ichthyosaurs,
> pterosaurs, and sauropod dinosaurs. This assemblage is commonly
> associated with unidentified remains of terrestrial plants and rare
> microorganisms, as well as numerous marine invertebrates such as
> ammonites, belemnites, pelecypods, brachiopods, and ostracods. This
> fossil assemblage is particularly valuable because it includes the
> most complete marine reptile record of a chronostratigraphic interval,
> which is poor in vertebrate remains elsewhere. In this contribution,
> the current status of the available vertebrate fossil specimens from
> the Late Jurassic of western Cuba is provided, along with a brief
> description of the fossil materials.
> **
> I don't have an online  link for the above paper yet.
> The index of issues link for Paleontología Mexicana on the journal
> page does not appear to be working for now.
> http://www.unamenlinea.unam.mx/recurso/81949-revista-paleontologia-mexicana
> Issue index link (not working?):
> http://www.ojs-igl.unam.mx/index.php/Paleontologia/index
> Also, the Cuban Digital Library of Geosciences mentioned about does
> not appear to include the new 2015 paper yet.
> ======
> While searching online for the new issue of Paleontología Mexicana, I
> can across an issue from last year that is available online and that
> contains dinosaur-related material. Here's the link for the whole
> issue:
> Paleontología Mexicana 64 (print version); 3 (electronic version) (1) (2013):
> http://www.geologia.unam.mx/igl/deptos/paleo/rpm/PM64_03_interactivo.pdf
> The dinosaur paper not yet mentioned on the DML (in Spanish):
> Victor Manuel Bravo Cuevas (2013)
> El registro de huellas de dinosaurios de los estados de Oaxaca,
> Michoacán y Puebla.
> Paleontología Mexicana 64 (print version); 3 (electronic version) (1)
> (2013): 65-71
> Diverse dinosaur footprint localities are known in the states of
> Oaxaca, Michoacán and Puebla. The available ichnological evidence
> testifies the presence of at least nine different dinosaur groups from
> Middle Jurassic to Late Cretaceous. The dinosaurian record includes
> carnivore theropods (coelurosaurians, allosaurids and/or
> ceratosaurids, ornithomimids, dromaeosaurids, tyrannosaurids),
> sauropods and herbivore ornithopods (hypsilophodonts, iguanodonts and
> hadrosaurs), and represents the 70 % known dinosaur biodiversity of
> Mexico.
> These paleoichnofaunas are the southernmost records for North America,
> and extend the geographic range of Dinosauria, from northwestern
> United States to Central and Southeastern Mexico, during the Jurassic
> and Cretaceous.