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New dinosaurs include Galeamopus hayi (formerly a species of Diplodocus), herbivorous basal tetanuran Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, and membrane-winged(!) scansoriopterygid Yi qi. Brontosaurus is resurrected as a valid genus. "Dinheirosaurus" is sunk into Supersaurus.

Transoceanic flight is recorded in Setophaga striata. New specimens of Longipteryx chaoyangensis and Katepensaurus goicoecheai, a juvenile specimen of Deinonychus antirrhopus, remains of a large Mongolian oviraptorosaur, the podotheca of Concavenator corcovatus, postcranial anatomy of Bonitasaura salgadoi, tyrannosaurid bite marks on a Daspletosaurus specimen, the gastral baskets of early avialans, and the role of metaplastic bone in forming dinosaur tissues are described. High surface area is found to be characteristic of saurischian bone cells. The prey-lifting potential of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus is estimated. Tataouinea hannibalis is described in detail.

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:iconwikkler:
Wikkler Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Have you read M.S.Lee, 2013?
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Which one is that?
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:iconwikkler:
Wikkler Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2015
This is a paper which seems to create a clade of Sauropterygians and turtles.
I don't know how likely this is...
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
I remember now. To my knowledge that result was first recovered in Rieppel and deBraga (1996). I don't know that I buy it, but it's hard to say anything definitive about the position of turtles...
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:iconspongebobfossilpants:
Sorry to bug you, but did you get my latest comment on your page? You didn't respond to it.
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
I did. I'm currently too busy to respond to comments that require extensive answers.
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SpongeBobFossilPants Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Exams?
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:iconalbertonykus:
Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Grading, papers, and, in about a week, exams.
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:iconspongebobfossilpants:
Hi there. I was going through my old Weird n' Wild Creatures collection (the series originally ran from 2003-2006; you can ask me or :iconsteeltalon: if you want more details), and some of the theropod-related claims seemed suspicious to me. What say you?

1. The claws of Archaeopteryx stuck out like a bat's fingers.

2. Troodon practiced cuckoo-like nest parasitism, retrieving its young when they hatched.

3. Not only was Tarbosaurus larger than Tyrannosaurus, it was also more derived in several aspects of its osteology.

4. Dilophosaurus had opposable thumbs.

5. Deinocheirus may have been the fastest dinosaur (was this reasonable based on what was known then?).

6. Suchomimus may have been the largest theropod (this card came out before the giant Spinosaurus paper).

7. A 20-foot-long species of Oviraptor has been found in North America.

8. Megalosaurus has been found in Asia.

9. In life, the skulls of some theropods (including Ceratosaurus) had a bony covering.

10. "Diatryma" was a gruiform.

11. Mononykus may be avialan.

12. Argentavis was an accipitrid-like predator.

13. Hieeraaetus moorei underwent the fastest increase of average weight of any vertebrate.

14. Eustreptospondylus was a tyrannosauroid.

15. The body posture & forelimb of Coelophysis was very similar to that of "carnosaurs" sensu lato.

16. There was an incident where a pair of skuas eradicated an entire colony of terns.

17. Coprophagia has been observed in Leptoptilos.

18. Bubo has been known to prey on tytonids.

19. The term "gyrfalcon" comes from an Icelandic word for "spear falcon".

20. The toxins found on pitohui feathers may serve primarily to ward off parasites.

21. Urohydrosis has been observed in Balaeniceps.

22. Bucorvus has been known to kill accipitrids.

23. Many non-avialan coelurosaurs lacked feathers.

24. Opisthocomus can swim.
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JD-man Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Just making sure everything's OK. I know you're probably just busy, but thought I'd check anyway.
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