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Filling in the Blanks

During the extended gestation/hibernation/dormancy of the ODP, a few new papers with relevant data have slipped into circulation, some with ornithischians preserving limb bones, as well as new or updated phylogenetic analyses. So, if you’re looking for a final chance at data entry, here are a few possibilities:

Open Access

Currie PJ, Badamgarav D, Koppelhus EB, Sissons R, Vickaryous. Hands, feet and behaviour in Pinacosaurus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauridae). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica in press. doi:10.4202/app.2010.0055 [link]

McDonald AT, Kirkland JI, DeBlieux DD, Madsen SK, Cavin J, et al. (2010) New basal iguanodonts from the Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah and the evolution of thumb-spiked dinosaurs. PLoS ONE 5(11): e14075. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014075 [link]

Closed Access

Bell, P. R. and Evans, D. C., 2010. Revision of the status of Saurolophus (Hadrosauridae) from California, USA. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 47, 1417-1426.

Butler RJ, Liyong J, Jun C, Godefroit P (2011) The postcranial osteology and phylogenetic position of the small ornithischian dinosaur Changchunsaurus parvus from the Quantou Formation (Cretaceous: Aptian–Cenomanian) of Jilin Province, north-eastern China. Palaeontology 54:667-683. [link]

Cuthbertson, R. S. and Holmes, R. B., 2010. The first complete description of the holotype of Brachylophosaurus canadensis Sternberg, 1953 (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) with comments on intraspecific variation. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 159, 373-397.

Ezcurra, M. D., 2010. A new early dinosaur (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic of Argentina: a reassessment of dinosaur origin and phylogeny. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 8, 371-425.

Langer, M. C., Bittencourt, J. S. and Schultz, C. L., 2011. A reassessment of the basal dinosaur Guaibasaurus candelariensis, from the Late Triassic Caturrita Formation of south Brazil. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 101, 301-332.

Lee, Yuong-Nam; Ryan, Michael J.; and Kobayashi, Yoshitsugo (2011). “The first ceratopsian dinosaur from South Korea”. Naturwissenschaften 98 (1): 39–49.

McDonald, A. T., Barrett, P. M. and Chapman, S. D., 2010. A new basal iguanodont (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Wealden (Lower Cretaceous) of England. Zootaxa, 2569, 1-43.

Makovicky, P. J., Kilbourne, B. M., Sadleir, R. W. and Norell, M. A., 2011. A new basal ornithopod (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31, 626-640.

Martinez, R. N., Sereno, P. C., Alcober, O. A., Colombi, C. E., Renne, P. R., Montanez, I. P. and Currie, B. S., 2011. A basal dinosaur from the dawn of the dinosaur era in southwestern Pangaea. Science, 331, 206-210.

Pol, D.; Rauhut, O.W.M.; and Becerra, M. (2011). “A Middle Jurassic heterodontosaurid dinosaur from Patagonia and the evolution of heterodontosaurids”. Naturwissenschaften 98 (5): 369–379. [phylogeny only - no useful postcrania] [link to free PDF]

Prieto-Marquez A. Cranial and appendicular ontogeny of Bactrosaurus johnsoni, a hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of northern China. Palaeontology (in press). DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01053.x [link]

Prieto-Marquez, A. and Salinas, G. C., 2010. A re-evaluation of Secernosaurus koerneri and Kritosaurus australis (Dinosauria, Hadrosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30, 813-837. [no measurements; phylogeny only]

Wang X, Pan R, Butler RJ, Barrett PM. 2011 (for 2010). The postcranial skeleton of the iguanodontian ornithopod Jinzhousaurus yangi from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 101: 135-159.

Note: Most of these citations were gathered from Graeme Lloyd’s excellent compendium of dinosaur phylogenies. I’ve tracked down the links in a few cases, but otherwise you should be able to find them using a quick search on-line. Not all of the papers necessarily have usable data; the list here is a quick-and-dirty overview. I may have missed some important new contributions, too. Please feel free to flag them in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list.

Wondering what to do in order to contribute data, or just need a refresher? Check out this how-to guide.

Categories: To-Do List
  1. June 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Glad to see people are using it!

  2. June 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Here’s another reference, though it only has proper measurements for a few metatarsi. I’ve submitted one entry for it, if anyone wants to submit a verification entry. It also has a Ceratopsidae phylogeny with this new taxon included if that is useful to the phylogeny side of the project.

    Lee, Y-N, Ryan, M.J., & Y. Kobayashi. 2011. The first ceratopsian dinosaur from South Korea. Naturwissenschaften 98:39–49. (note: bone measurements are in the supplemental material).

  3. June 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Here’s another couple papers:

    SCANNELLA, J.B. and J.R. HORNER. 2010. TOROSAURUS MARSH, 1891, IS TRICERATOPS MARSH, 1889 (CERATOPSIDAE: CHASMOSAURINAE): SYNONYMY THROUGH ONTOGENY. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(4):1157–1168.
    -This article doesn’t have bone measurements – it’s main point is that the genus Torosaurus should be considered a junior synonym of Triceratops. We have Torosaurus specimens in our data set, so perhaps their taxonomy should be updated?

    Longrich, N.R. 2011. Titanoceratops ouranos, a giant horned dinosaur from the late Campanian of New Mexico. Cretaceous Research 32:264-276.
    -Looks like it has bone measurements. I’ll submit one entry – anyone else want to submit a verification entry?

  4. 220mya
    June 25, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Jay – the Scanella & Horner paper is very controversial, and I’m afraid that one of the main organizers of the ODP is a vocal opponent. See here:

    Farke, A.A. 2011. Anatomy and taxonomic status of the chasmosaurine ceratopsid Nedoceratops hatcheri from the Upper Cretaceous Lance Formation of Wyoming, U.S.A. PLoS One 6(1): e16196, 1-9. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016196

  5. June 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks for that information 220mya. This is where people like you, Andy, and others with dinosaur expertise help guide contributions made by people like me who don’t know their dinosaurs very well. I cannot estimate papers’ reliability as well as you can. Thanks for the vigilance.

  6. Andy Farke
    June 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    The issue is not completely resolved yet; I know that Scannella and Horner will have a critique of some parts of my critique. In any case, it’s hopefully a point of minimal concern for the ODP analysis, because Triceratops and Torosaurus are so similar morphologically even if we assume that they’re separate species.

  1. June 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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