Dinosaur News Update: 11 March 2019

Ecological niche modelling does not support climatically-driven dinosaur diversity decline before the Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinction.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08997-2

Fossil Friday – dinosaur limb bone.

Feeding traces attributable to juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex offer insight into ontogenetic dietary trends.

https://peerj.com/articles/6573/

Aquatic adaptation in the skull of carnivorous dinosaurs (Theropoda: Spinosauridae) and the evolution of aquatic habits in spinosaurids.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667117303427

A new dicraeosaurid sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous (Mulichinco Formation, Valanginian, Neuquén Basin) of Argentina.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118300405

Different trackway patterns in titanosaur sauropods: Analysis of new Titanopodus tracks from the Upper Cretaceous of Mendoza, Neuquén Basin, Argentina.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118301137

Maiasaura (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) Tibia Osteohistology Reveals Non-Annual Cortical Vascular Rings in Young of the Year.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2019.00050/abstract

Ontogenetic stages of ceratopsian dinosaur Psittacosaurus in bone histology.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app005592018.html

Comment on Brocklehurst et al.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.181872

Effects of body plan evolution on the hydrodynamic drag and energy requirements of swimming in ichthyosaurs.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2018.2786

Recollections of Dinosaurs Past and Present, the 1980s Exhibition.

http://tetzoo.com/blog/2019/2/25/recollections-of-dinosaurs-past-and-present-the-1980s-exhibition

Introducing Moros intrepidus, the harbinger of doom.

Protoceratops: Beast of the Week

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2014/02/protoceratops-prehistoric-animal-of-week.html

The first theropod tracks from the Middle Jurassic of Gansu, Northwest China: new and rare evidence of quadrupedal progression in theropod dinosaurs.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s42501-019-0028-4

Franz Nopcsa: the dashing baron who discovered dwarf dinosaurs.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/franz-nopcsa-the-dashing-baron-who-discovered-dwarf-dinosaurs.html

Galleonosaurus dorisae: New dinosaur discovered in Australia.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-47518544/galleonosaurus-dorisae-new-dinosaur-discovered-in-australia

Fossil Friday – ceratopsian vertebra.

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 9: “Campylodon”, Clasmodosaurus, Choconsaurus, and Daxiatitan.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2019/02/your-friends-titanosaurs-9-campylodon-clasmodosaurus-choconsaurus-daxiatitan.html

The locomotor and predatory habits of unenlagiines (Theropoda, Paraves): inferences based on morphometric studies and comparisons with Laurasian dromaeosaurids.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/553891v1.abstract?%3Fcollection=

Diminutive fleet-footed tyrannosauroid narrows the 70-million-year gap in the North American fossil record.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-019-0308-7

Anatomy of the dinosaur Pampadromaeus barberenai (Saurischia-Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic Santa Maria Formation of southern Brazil.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0212543

The anatomy and phylogenetic position of the erythrosuchid archosauriform Guchengosuchus shiguaiensis from the earliest Middle Triassic of China.

https://peerj.com/articles/6435/

The tetrapod fauna of the upper Permian Naobaogou Formation of China: 3. Jiufengia jiai gen. et sp. nov., a large akidnognathid therocephalian.

https://peerj.com/articles/6463/

How Evolutionary Biologist Emma Schachner Is Helping Explain The Rise Of The Dinosaurs.

http://www.tedxlsu.com/the-scoop/how-evolutionary-biologist-emma-schachner-is-helping-explain-the-rise-of-the-dinosaurs

Mongolian proto-thief dinosaur had egg-crushing jaws.

Bajadasaurus: Beast of the Week.

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2019/02/bahadasaurus-beast-of-week.html

Paravian Phylogeny and the Dinosaur-Bird Transition: An Overview

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00252/full

Life and skeletal reconstructions of a mosasaur Phosphorosaurus using a three-dimensional computer graphics (3D CG) software: a highly promising reconstruction technique for fossil vertebrates.

http://www.town.mukawa.lg.jp/secure/5408/Shinmura_Konishi_2018.pdf

Fossils with Feathers and Philosophy of Science.

https://academic.oup.com/sysbio/advance-article/doi/10.1093/sysbio/syz010/5315532

A new saurolophine hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong, China.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0001-37652019000400503&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Baalsaurus mansillai gen. et sp. nov. a new titanosaurian sauropod (Late Cretaceous) from Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0001-37652019000400506&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

A new African Titanosaurian Sauropod Dinosaur from the middle Cretaceous Galula Formation (Mtuka Member), Rukwa Rift Basin, Southwestern Tanzania.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211412

The braincase of Malawisaurus dixeyi (Sauropoda: Titanosauria): A 3D reconstruction of the brain endocast and inner ear.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211423

A new large Pliosaurid from the Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) of Sáchica, Boyacá, Colombia.

https://revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/esrj/article/view/69916

Integrating gross morphology and bone histology to assess skeletal maturity in early dinosauromorphs: new insights from Dromomeron (Archosauria: Dinosauromorpha).

https://peerj.com/articles/6331/

Additional sauropod dinosaur material from the Callovian Oxford Clay Formation, Peterborough, UK: evidence for higher sauropod diversity.

https://peerj.com/articles/6404/

Exquisitely-preserved, high-definition skin traces in diminutive theropod tracks from the Cretaceous of Korea.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-38633-4

Meet T. Rex’s Teeny Cousin Whose Name Means ‘Impending Doom’.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/t-rex-cousin-was-about-size-deer-180971543/