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Re: [dinosaur] 5th Latin American Congress of Vertebrate Paleontology: Program and Abstracts (free pdf)

Ben Creisler

Note under "in press" articles for Palaeontologia Electronica:


A new megalosaurid theropod dinosaur from the late Middle Jurassic (Callovian) of north-western Germany: implications for theropod evolution and faunal turnover in the Jurassic

Oliver W.M. Rauhut, Tom Hübner, and Klaus-Peter Lanser

Palaeontologia Electronica Article number: 19.2.28A
Copyright Palaeontological Association, August 2016

Available soon

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 3:36 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@geology.umd.edu> wrote:
Yes, full paper on the "Monster" of Minden is on the near horizon.

On 2016-07-06 21:39, Mickey Mortimer wrote:
Also, finally a technical report on Das Monster von Minden (Rauhut et
al., 2015), which was so popular on the DML back in 2001...

"Fragmentary remains of a large theropod dinosaur were discovered in
1999 in an outcrop of the
marine Ornatenton in the Wiehengebirge, northern Nordrhein-Westfalen,
Germany. The sediments
that yielded these remains can be assigned to the Erymnoceras
coronatum-ammonite zone, upper
middle Callovian. Material recovered include a premaxilla, maxilla,
lacrimal, postorbital, dentary,
several caudal vertebrae, ribs, gastralia, both fibulae, an
astragalus, and a pedal phalanx. The
remains show numerous unusual characters, such as a reduced antorbital
fossa in the maxilla, a
transversely expanded orbital facet in the postorbital and a laterally
kinked ascending process of the
astragalus, indicating that they represent a new taxon. Phylogenetic
analysis places the new taxon in
the Megalosauridae, as closely related to the genera Megalosaurus and

Nothing about it being particularly huge, which was the rumor at the time.

Reference- Rauhut, Hubner and Lanser, 2015. A new theropod dinosaur
from the late Middle Jurassic of Germany and theropod faunal turnover
during the Jurassic. Libro de resúmenes del V Congreso Latinoamericano
de Paleontología de Vertebrados. 62.

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