Dinosaur News Update: 16 September 2019

A new alvarezsaurian theropod from the Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of western China.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-48148-7

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

Ngwevu intloko: a new early sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic Elliot Formation of South Africa and comments on cranial ontogeny in Massospondylus carinatus.

https://peerj.com/articles/7240/

Psittacosaurus amitabha, a new species of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Ondai Sayr locality, central Mongolia. (American Museum novitates, no. 3932).

http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6953

Thyreophoran vertebrae from the Callovian (Middle Jurassic) of the Vaches Noires cliffs (Normandy, France), with remarks on the dinosaur assemblage from the Vaches Noires.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S163106831930096X

Palaeoepidemiology in extinct vertebrate populations: factors influencing skeletal health in Jurassic marine reptiles.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.190264

Mission Jurassic: Searching for Dinosaur Bones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/nxVbFidDbs/mission-jurassic

New dinosaur found hiding in plain sight in South African museum.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/05/new-dinosaur-found-hiding-in-plain-sight-in-south-african-museum

Sex appeal helped dinosaurs take flight.

https://phys.org/news/2019-08-sex-appeal-dinosaurs-flight.html

An unusual ‘shovel-billed’ dinosaur with trophic specializations from the early Campanian of Trans-Pecos Texas, and the ancestral hadrosaurian crest.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14772019.2019.1625078?af=R

Appendicular skeleton of Protoceratops andrewsi (Dinosauria, Ornithischia): comparative morphology, ontogenetic changes, and the implications for non-ceratopsid ceratopsian locomotion.

https://peerj.com/articles/7324/

Scientists in Switzerland discover a new dinosaur species.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/12/europe/new-dinosaur-species-switzerland-scn-trnd/index.html

Small horned dinosaur from China, a Triceratops relative, walked on two feet.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-small-horned-dinosaur-china-triceratops.html

Are dinosaur fossils ‘minerals’? The Montana Supreme Court will decide high stakes case.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/are-dinosaur-fossils-minerals-montana-supreme-court-will-decide-high-stakes-case

New species of lizard found in stomach of Cretaceous microraptor.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-species-lizard-stomach-cretaceous-microraptor.html

Discovery of Raptor-Like Dinosaur Adds a New Wrinkle to the Origin of Birds.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/discovery-raptor-dinosaur-adds-new-wrinkle-origin-birds-180972588/

Skeletal completeness of the non?avian theropod dinosaur fossil record.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/pala.12436

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.