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A new Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystem from Gondwana with the description of a new sauropod dinosaur.
An Acad Bras Cienc. 2007 Sep; 79(3):529-41.AA

Abstract

A unique site at the northern area of Patagonia (Neuquén, Argentina) reveals a terrestrial ecosystem preserved in a detail never reported before in a Late Cretaceous deposit. An extraordinary diversity and abundance of fossils was found concentrated in a 0.5 m horizon in the same quarry, including a new titanosaur sauropod, Futalognkosaurus dukei n.gen., n.sp, which is the most complete giant dinosaur known so far. Several plant leaves, showing a predominance of angiosperms over gymnosperms that likely constituted the diet of F. dukei were found too. Other dinosaurs (sauropods, theropods, ornithopods), crocodylomorphs, pterosaurs, and fishes were also discovered, allowing a partial reconstruction of this Gondwanan continental ecosystem.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Proyecto Dino, Centro Paleontológico Lago Barreales, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquén, Argentina. jorgecalvo@digimedia.com.arNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17768539

Citation

Calvo, Jorge O., et al. "A New Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystem From Gondwana With the Description of a New Sauropod Dinosaur." Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias, vol. 79, no. 3, 2007, pp. 529-41.
Calvo JO, Porfiri JD, González-Riga BJ, et al. A new Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystem from Gondwana with the description of a new sauropod dinosaur. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2007;79(3):529-41.
Calvo, J. O., Porfiri, J. D., González-Riga, B. J., & Kellner, A. W. (2007). A new Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystem from Gondwana with the description of a new sauropod dinosaur. Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias, 79(3), 529-41.
Calvo JO, et al. A New Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystem From Gondwana With the Description of a New Sauropod Dinosaur. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2007;79(3):529-41. PubMed PMID: 17768539.
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