Dinosaur News Update: 16 November 2019

‘A scientific goldmine’: U of A paleontologists discover complete skeleton of small, carnivorous dino.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was a Giant ‘Shark Tooth’ Carnivore.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/newly-discovered-dinosaur-was-giant-shark-tooth-predator-rival-tyrannosaurs-180973304/

Skull remains of the dinosaur Saturnalia tupiniquim (Late Triassic, Brazil): With comments on the early evolution of sauropodomorph feeding behaviour.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0221387

Neural canal ridges: A novel osteological correlate of post-cranial neurology in dinosaurs.

https://peerj.com/preprints/27967/

Skull remains of the dinosaur Saturnalia tupiniquim (Late Triassic, Brazil): With comments on the early evolution of sauropodomorph feeding behaviour.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0221387

Studying bipedal dinosaur trackways using geometric morphometrics.

https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/pdfs/980.pdf

Late Cretaceous non-avian dinosaurs from the James Ross Basin, Antarctica: description of new material, updated synthesis, biostratigraphy, and paleobiogeography.

http://www.aps-polar.org/paper/2019/30/03/A190809000001

A probable tyrannosaurid track from the Upper Cretaceous of southern China.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S209592731930338X

The Frontoparietal Fossa and Dorsotemporal Fenestra of Archosaurs and Their Significance for Interpretations of Vascular and Muscular Anatomy in Dinosaurs.

https://people.ohio.edu/witmerl/Downloads/2019_Holliday_et_al._significance_of_the_frontoparietal_fossa_of_archosaurs.pdf

A New Hadrosaurine (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) from the Marine Deposits of the Late Cretaceous Hakobuchi Formation, Yezo Group, Japan.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-48607-1

Killer claws or climbing crampons?

Under the feet of sauropods: A trampled coastal marine turtle from the Late Jurassic of Switzerland?

https://paleorxiv.org/2atnq

Testing the function of dromaeosaurid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) ‘sickle claws’ through musculoskeletal modelling and optimization.

https://peerj.com/articles/7577/

New information on the Cretaceous sauropod dinosaurs of Zhejiang Province, China: impact on Laurasian titanosauriform phylogeny and biogeography.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.191057

Jurassic Park and the dinosaur explosion, or why your kids know more about dinos than you.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-24/jurassic-park-and-explosion-of-new-dinosaur-fossils/11428892

Ontogenetic braincase development in Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) using micro-computed tomography.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6698140/

Temporal range extension and evolution of the chasmosaurine ceratopsid ‘Vagaceratops’ irvinensis (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) in the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta.

https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/vamp/index.php/VAMP/article/view/29356

North Africa’s first stegosaur: Implications for Gondwanan thyreophoran dinosaur diversity.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1342937X19302217

Scientists unveil Japan’s largest dinosaur yet, a herbivore that lumbered along coasts of Hokkaido.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/06/national/science-health/japan-dinosaur-hokkaido/

Rise of dinosaurs linked to increasing oxygen levels.

https://phys.org/news/2019-08-dinosaurs-linked-oxygen.html

Fostoria dhimbangunmal, gen. et sp. nov., a new iguanodontian (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) from the mid-Cretaceous of Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2019.1564757?journalCode=ujvp20

Ontogenetic braincase development in Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) using micro-computed tomography.

https://peerj.com/articles/7217/

The Formation of a Marine Bonebed at the Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur Park – Bearpaw Transition of West – Central Saskatchewan, Canada.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2019.00209/full

A Problematic Tyrannosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) Skeleton and Its Implications for Tyrannosaurid Diversity in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Alberta.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ar.24199

Spinosaurid theropod teeth from the Red Beds of the Khok Kruat Formation (Early Cretaceous) in Northeastern Thailand.

https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnh/article/view/181194

First Record of Sauropod Remains from the Maastrichtian Marília Formation (Bauru Group) of Monte Alegre de Minas since Friderich von Huene’s Description in 1931.

http://www.anuario.igeo.ufrj.br/2019_2/2019_02_32_39.pdf

Undiscovered dinosaurs: We are entering the golden era of fossil finds.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24332410-600-undiscovered-dinosaurs-we-are-entering-the-golden-era-of-fossil-finds/

Osteohistology of the silesaurid Sacisaurus agudoensis from southern Brazil (Late Triassic) and implications for growth in early dinosaurs.

http://www.scielo.br/pdf/aabc/v91s2/0001-3765-aabc-91-s2-e20180643.pdf

A new desert-dwelling dinosaur (Theropoda, Noasaurinae) from the Cretaceous of south Brazil.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-45306-9

Theropod teeth from the Lower Cretaceous Ilek Formation of Western Siberia, Russia.

https://www.zin.ru/journals/trudyzin/eng/publication.html?id=344

New plesiosaurid material from the Maastrichtian type area, the Netherlands.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/netherlands-journal-of-geosciences/article/new-plesiosaurid-material-from-the-maastrichtian-type-area-the-netherlands/97182D2E960590F2FAB4260307525A71/core-reader

Perhaps the best dinosaur fossil ever discovered. So why has hardly anyone seen it?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/17/montana-fossilized-dueling-dinosaurs-skeletons-dino-cowboy

Cretaceous dinosaur bone contains recent organic material and provides an environment conducive to microbial communities.

https://elifesciences.org/articles/46205

140 Million Years Ago, a Bird-Like Dinosaur Swallowed a Lizard Whole. Here’s Why Its Final Meal Is Exciting Researchers.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bird-dinosaur-ate-lizard-and-revealed-entire-ecosystem-180972640/

Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-strange-species-duck-billed-dinosaur.html

First Documented Pathologies in Tenontosaurus tilletti with Comments on Infection in Non-Avian Dinosaurs.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-45101-6

Rare Dinosaur Fossils Reveal New Details of Prosaurolophus Display Features.