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New evidence on deinonychosaurian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia.
Nature. 2005 Feb 24; 433(7028):858-61.Nat

Abstract

Most of what is known about the evolution of deinonychosaurs (that is, the group of theropods most closely related to birds) is based on discoveries from North America and Asia. Except for Unenlagia comahuensis and some fragmentary remains from northern Africa, no other evidence was available on deinonychosaurian diversity in Gondwana. Here we report a new, Late Cretaceous member of the clade, Neuquenraptor argentinus gen. et sp. nov., representing uncontroversial evidence of a deinonychosaurian theropod in the Southern Hemisphere. The new discovery demonstrates that Cretaceous theropod faunas from the southern continents shared greater similarity with those of the northern landmasses than previously thought. Available evidence suggests that deinonychosaurians were probably distributed worldwide at least by the beginning of the Cretaceous period. The phylogenetic position of the new deinonychosaur, as well as other Patagonian coelurosaurian theropods, is compatible with a vicariance model of diversification for some groups of Gondwanan and Laurasian dinosaurs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

CONICET, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, Av. Angel Gallardo 470, Buenos Aires 1405, Argentina. fernovas@yahoo.com.arNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15729340

Citation

Novas, Fernando E., and Diego Pol. "New Evidence On Deinonychosaurian Dinosaurs From the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia." Nature, vol. 433, no. 7028, 2005, pp. 858-61.
Novas FE, Pol D. New evidence on deinonychosaurian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Nature. 2005;433(7028):858-61.
Novas, F. E., & Pol, D. (2005). New evidence on deinonychosaurian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Nature, 433(7028), 858-61.
Novas FE, Pol D. New Evidence On Deinonychosaurian Dinosaurs From the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Nature. 2005 Feb 24;433(7028):858-61. PubMed PMID: 15729340.
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TY - JOUR T1 - New evidence on deinonychosaurian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. AU - Novas,Fernando E, AU - Pol,Diego, PY - 2004/07/19/received PY - 2004/12/14/accepted PY - 2005/2/25/pubmed PY - 2005/3/10/medline PY - 2005/2/25/entrez SP - 858 EP - 61 JF - Nature JO - Nature VL - 433 IS - 7028 N2 - Most of what is known about the evolution of deinonychosaurs (that is, the group of theropods most closely related to birds) is based on discoveries from North America and Asia. Except for Unenlagia comahuensis and some fragmentary remains from northern Africa, no other evidence was available on deinonychosaurian diversity in Gondwana. Here we report a new, Late Cretaceous member of the clade, Neuquenraptor argentinus gen. et sp. nov., representing uncontroversial evidence of a deinonychosaurian theropod in the Southern Hemisphere. The new discovery demonstrates that Cretaceous theropod faunas from the southern continents shared greater similarity with those of the northern landmasses than previously thought. Available evidence suggests that deinonychosaurians were probably distributed worldwide at least by the beginning of the Cretaceous period. The phylogenetic position of the new deinonychosaur, as well as other Patagonian coelurosaurian theropods, is compatible with a vicariance model of diversification for some groups of Gondwanan and Laurasian dinosaurs. SN - 1476-4687 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15729340/New_evidence_on_deinonychosaurian_dinosaurs_from_the_Late_Cretaceous_of_Patagonia_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -