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Re: [dinosaur] Liaoningvenator, new troodontid theropod from Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, China (free pdf)

Shows up on mine.

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 9:04 AM, Brad McFeeters <archosauromorph2@hotmail.com> wrote:

Does everyone else find that the PDF is missing Figure 7 (the cladogram)?


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From: dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu <dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu> on behalf of Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
Sent: May 31, 2017 1:24:53 AM
To: dinosaur-l@usc.edu
Subject: [dinosaur] Liaoningvenator, new troodontid theropod from Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, China (free pdf)

Ben Creisler

A new paper with free pdf:

Shen Caizhi, Zhao Bo, Gao Chunling, Lü Junchang & Martin Kundrát (2017)
A New Troodontid Dinosaur (Liaoningvenator curriei gen. et sp. nov.) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation in Western Liaoning Province.
Acta Geoscientica Sinica,38(3):359-371
doi: 10.3975/cagsb.2017.03.06

pdf download link:

A new troodontid, Liaoningvenator curriei gen. et sp. nov., is described based on a complete skeleton from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Beipiao City, Liaoning Province. It bears the following characteristics of Troodontidae: numerous and more closely appressed maxillary and dentary teeth; the teeth markedly constricted between the roots and crowns; the nutrient foramina in groove on the external surface of dentary; distal caudal vertebrae having a sulcus on the dorsal midline rather than a neural spine. Unlike other troodontids, Liaoningvenator exhibits a sub-triangular ischial boot in lateral view and slender ischial obturator process; transition point in caudal vertebrae starts from the seventh caudal vertebra. A phylogenetic analysis recovers Liaoningvenator and Eosinopteryx as sister taxa that belong to the same clade. These two taxa share the following three characteristics: (1) anterior maxillary and dentary teeth lack serrations along the anterior carina; (2) shafts of cervical ribs are longer than vertebral centra with which they articulate; and (3) anterior margin of ilium is straight. The histological study indicates that Liaoningvenator was attaining skeletal maturity and at least four years old when it perished. Liaoningvenator represents the fifth troodontid taxon from the Lower Cretaceous equivalent strata of western Liaoning. It provides much new anatomical information on basal troodontid dinosaurs in this region. It also enhances the diversity of the troodontids in Early Cretaceous of China currently known.


If the pdf link above does not work, the article pdf download is the first set of four Chinese characters on the left end of the sets of characters  near the bottom of the page under the citation.

[chákàn quánwén]


(DONT click the third item on the line containing the letters PDF--it's to download to pdf reader, not the article!)]


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