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Re: [dinosaur] Quaesitosaurus formation

I think I'll list Q as upper Barun Goyot or Nemegt equivalent. That will cover my ass, and I often cite uncertainties in the book when the data is ambiguous. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Smith <uwk@sbcglobal.net>
To: Gregory Paul <gsp1954@aol.com>
Sent: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: Quaesitosaurus formation

I'd just as soon say Nemegt equivalent, as a more up to date ref used. In fact, even lower (fluvial) Djadokhta is more likely than Barungoyot.
On Fri, 4/29/16, Gregory Paul <gsp1954@aol.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: Quaesitosauris formation
To: uwk@sbcglobal.net, dinosaur-l@usc.edu
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:45 AM

thought there was something screwy about all this. So what
"formation" do I list Quaest as coming from in a
short entry in a popular book? Nemegt equivalent? (I say
Wealden equivalent for the Bernissart Iguanodon
& Doillodon). 

-----Original Message-----

From: Joe Smith <uwk@sbcglobal.net>

To: gsp1954 <gsp1954@aol.com>; tholtz
<tholtz@umd.edu>; jaimeheadden
<jaimeheadden@gmail.com>; vahedemirjian

Sent: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 7:50 am

Subject: Re: Quaesitosauris formation

Some comments:

Maryanska's chapter in the THE AGE OF DINOSAURS IN
RUSSIA AND MONGOLIA is not the most up to date ref on this.
Field research by the now defunct HMNS suggests the
(Quaesitosaurus-bearing) Shar Tsav locality is Nemegt
equivalent (early Maastrchtian). The Barun Goyot formation,
btw, is not necessarily the same age. Although the two units
interfinger at the type locality and elsewhere, some
Barungoyotian strata underlie the Nemegt. And
interfingering, to my knowledge, is only observed in lower
Nemegtian strata.

A "Djadokhtan" age is actually more likely than a
Barungoyotian age (sensu stricto). Sauropods are known from
fluvial strata underlying Tugrik, but have not been found in
Barungoyotian beds. Shar Tsav is most likely lower
Djadokhtan or Nemegt roughly 74-70 Ma.