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The first definitive carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Asia and the delayed ascent of tyrannosaurids.

Abstract:

Little is known about the evolution of large-bodied theropod dinosaurs during the Early to mid Cretaceous in Asia. Prior to this time, Asia was home to an endemic fauna of basal tetanurans, whereas terminal Cretaceous ecosystems were dominated by tyrannosaurids, but the intervening 60 million years left a sparse fossil record. Here, we redescribe the enigmatic large-bodied Chilantaisaurus maortuensis from the Turonian of Inner Mongolia, China. We refer this species to a new genus, Shaochilong...

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10.1007/s00114-009-0565-2

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Brusatte, SL More by this author
Benson, RB More by this author
Sullivan, C More by this author
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Journal:
Die Naturwissenschaften
Volume:
96
Issue:
9
Pages:
1051-1058
Publication date:
2009-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1432-1904
ISSN:
0028-1042
URN:
uuid:22a68ce2-475d-4f5f-9c6c-dec62a1aa994
Source identifiers:
384663
Local pid:
pubs:384663

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