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Beautifully preserved, nearly complete theropod skeletons from Alberta (Canada) allow re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of North American tyrannosaurids. It is concluded that the most parsimonious interpretation of relationships leads to the separation of the two species of Albertosaurus...
Dinosaur speed demon: the caudal musculature of Carnotaurus sastrei and implications for the evolution of South American abelisauridsDownload
In the South American abelisaurids Carnotaurus sastrei, Aucasaurus garridoi, and, to a lesser extent Skorpiovenator bustingorryi, the anterior caudal ribs project at a high dorsolateral inclination and have interlocking lateral tips. This unique morphology facilitated the expansion of the caudal...
Morphometry of the teeth of western North American tyrannosaurids and its applicability to quantitative classificationDownload
Gross tooth morphology and serration morphology were examined to determine a quantifiable method for classifying tyrannosaurid tooth crowns from western North America From the examination of teeth in jaws, tyrannosaurid teeth could be qualitatively assigned to one of five types based on the...
New specimens of Nemegtomaia from the Baruungoyot and Nemegt Formations (Late Cretaceous) of MongoliaDownload
Two new specimens of the oviraptorid theropod Nemegtomaia barsboldi from the Nemegt Basin of southern Mongolia are described. Specimen MPC-D 107/15 was collected from the upper beds of the Baruungoyot Formation (Campanian-Maastrichtian), and is a nest of eggs with the skeleton of the assumed...
Early Jurassic Sinosaurus triassicus (=“Dilophosaurus sinensis”) is the earliest large dinosaur predator from China; however, all the specimens of this species have remained poorly know. The Hewanzi specimen described in this thesis is the only well prepared one. Morphology of the crest and...
Tyrannosauridae can be subdivided into two distinct subfamilies-the Albertosaurinae and the Tyrannosaurinae. Previously recognized subdivisions Aublysodontinae and Shanshanosaurinae are rejected because they are based on insufficient material and juvenile specimens. Our results are based upon a...
Premaxillary tooth count tends to be stable amongst toothed dinosaurs, and most theropods have four teeth in each premaxilla. Only one case of bilaterally asymmetric variation is known in theropod premaxillary dentition, and there is no record of ontogenetic or individual variation in...