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The origin and early evolution of birds
Birds evolved from and are phylogenetically recognized as members of the theropod dinosaurs; their first known member is the Late Jurassic Archaeopteryx, now represented by seven skeletons and aExpand
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A new close relative of Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte 1985 (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia
Infoquest Foundation, 160 Cabrini Boulevard #48, New York, New York 10033, U.S.AINTRODUCTIONAbelisaur dinosaurs, theropods with unusual horned skullssuch as Majungatholus (Sampson et al., 1998) andExpand
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A nesting dinosaur
A SPECTACULAR fossil specimen that suggests the presence of an avian type of nesting behaviour in oviraptorids, a clade of non-avian maniraptoran theropods, is reported here. The substantial evidenceExpand
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The origin of birds and their flight.
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Sauropod dinosaur embryos from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia
Definitive non-avian dinosaur embryos, those contained inside fossil eggs, are rare,. Here we describe the first known unequivocal embryonic remains of sauropod dinosaurs—the only known non-avianExpand
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THE MESOZOIC RADIATION OF BIRDS
Until recently, most knowledge of the early history of birds and the evolution of their unique specializations was based on just a handful of diverse Mesozoic taxa widely separated in time andExpand
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An oviraptorid skeleton from the late Cretaceous of Ukhaa Tolgod, Mongolia, preserved in an avianlike brooding position over an oviraptorid nest. American Museum novitates ; no. 3265
The articulated postcranial skeleton of an oviraptorid dinosaur (Theropoda, Coelurosauria) from the Late Cretaceous Djadokhta Formation of Ukhaa Tolgod, Mongolia, is preserved overlying a nest. TheExpand
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A Theropod Dinosaur Embryo and the Affinities of the Flaming Cliffs Dinosaur Eggs
An embryonic skeleton of a nonavian theropod dinosaur was found preserved in an egg from Upper Cretaceous rocks in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Cranial features identify the embryo as a member ofExpand
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Dinosaur eggs and nesting behaviors: A paleobiological investigation
Abstract Although dinosaur eggs were first discovered and identified in the late 1800s, limited attention was given to the scientific value of oological fossils in contrast to observations based onExpand
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A new Senonian peirosaurid (Crocodylomorpha) from Argentina and a synopsis of the South American Cretaceous crocodilians
ABSTRACT Lomasuchus palpebrosus no v. gen. et sp., from the Upper Cretaceous of northwestern Patagonia (Argentina), is described. Lomasuchus is a “mesosuchian” crocodile with a relatively narrowExpand
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