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New Barbatodon (Multituberculata) remains from Upper Cretaceous Hateg Basin, Romania
A new paper. I've included a separated url string to prevent rewriting
Alexandru Solomon , Vlad Codrea, Márton Venczel, Mihai Dumbrava &
Thierry Smith (2016)
New Remains of the Multituberculate Mammal Barbatodon from the Upper
Cretaceous of the Hateg Basin (Romania).
Journal of Mammalian Evolution (advance online publication)
http: // link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10914-016-9322-4
The so-called "Hateg Island' (Transylvania, Romania) is well known for
its rich and peculiar Late Cretaceous vertebrate assemblages,
including dwarf dinosaurs, first reported at the end of the 19th
century. Besides dinosaurs, other important members of the "Hateg
Island" terrestrial ecosystems were the multituberculate mammals. Late
Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) multituberculates are extremely rare in
Europe, being known exclusively from the "Hateg Island." Two genera
are reported from this area: Kogaionon, with the single species K.
ungureanui, and Barbatodon, with two species: B. transylvanicus and B.
oardaensis. Both genera belong to the European endemic family
Kogaionidae. We report herein new remains of B. transylvanicus from
the Maastrichtian locality of Pui (Hunedoara District) in the Hateg
Basin, including the most complete dentaries found to date with
complete cheek teeth rows. Intraspecific variability of this species
in dentary shape, tooth morphology, and size difference is