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First spinosaurid dinosaur from Australia and the cosmopolitanism of Cretaceous dinosaur faunas.

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A cervical vertebra from the Early Cretaceous of Victoria represents the first Australian spinosaurid theropod dinosaur. This discovery significantly extends the geographical range of spinosaurids, suggesting that the clade obtained a near-global distribution before the onset of Pangaean fragmentation. The combined presence of spinosaurid, neovenatorid, tyrannosauroid and dromaeosaurid theropods in the Australian Cretaceous undermines previous suggestions that the dinosaur fauna of this regio...

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10.1098/rsbl.2011.0466

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Journal:
Biology letters
Volume:
7
Issue:
6
Pages:
933-936
Publication date:
2011-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
Source identifiers:
384659
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:384659
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uuid:c90ae804-0e9d-4687-a541-d934c0390b61
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pubs:384659
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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