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[dinosaur] New theropod fossils from Upper Triassic Dockum Group of Texas (free pdf)




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A new open access paper:

Volkan Sarıgül  (2017)
New theropod fossils from the Upper Triassic Dockum Group of Texas, USA, and a brief overview of the Dockum theropod diversity.
PaleoBios 34:1-18
http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8z33r6cx


New records enrich the Late Triassic theropod assemblage of the Dockum Group of Texas. Here, five unpublished theropod specimens (TTU-P11175, TTU-P12531X, TTU-P12587X, TTU-P14786, TTU-P16789) are described, each represented by a single element and collected from various fossil localities of Garza County, Texas. Additionally, two previously described specimens (TTUP10082, TTU-P10534), which were also recovered from Upper Triassic rocks of Garza County are revisited for additional remarks on their anatomy. These new theropod specimens increase the abundance and disparity of theropods in the Dockum terrestrial vertebrate fauna. Together, with confirmed theropod discoveries in other recent works, the newly evaluated specimens add to the long history of dinosaur research in the Dockum Group of Texas.