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Osteology of Falcarius utahensis (Dinosauria: Theropoda): characterizing the anatomy of basal therizinosaurs
Falcarius utahensis, from the lower Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, represents the most complete and morphologically primitive therizinosaur yet discovered. Since initialExpand
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A New Troodontid Theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America
Background Troodontids are a predominantly small-bodied group of feathered theropod dinosaurs notable for their close evolutionary relationship with Avialae. Despite a diverse Asian representationExpand
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A new North American therizinosaurid and the role of herbivory in ‘predatory’ dinosaur evolution
Historically, ecomorphological inferences regarding theropod (i.e. ‘predatory’) dinosaurs were guided by an assumption that they were singularly hypercarnivorous. A recent plethora of maniraptoranExpand
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Herbivorous ecomorphology and specialization patterns in theropod dinosaur evolution
Interpreting key ecological parameters, such as diet, of extinct organisms without the benefit of direct observation or explicit fossil evidence poses a formidable challenge for paleobiologicalExpand
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Biogeography of terrestrial and freshwater vertebrates from the late Cretaceous (Campanian) Western Interior of North America
Abstract Previous biogeographic studies of late Cretaceous (late Campanian) vertebrate faunas in the Western Interior Basin (WIB) of North America have suggested the presence of faunal and floralExpand
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VELAFRONS COAHUILENSIS, A NEW LAMBEOSAURINE HADROSAURID (DINOSAURIA: ORNITHOPODA) FROM THE LATE CAMPANIAN CERRO DEL PUEBLO FORMATION, COAHUILA, MEXICO
Abstract A new lambeosaurine hadrosaurid, Velafrons coahuilensis, is described as the first lambeosaurine from the Cerro del Pueblo Formation of Coahuila, Mexico, and the first lambeosaurine genus toExpand
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The Endocranial Anatomy of Therizinosauria and Its Implications for Sensory and Cognitive Function
Background Therizinosauria is one of the most enigmatic and peculiar clades among theropod dinosaurs, exhibiting an unusual suite of characters, such as lanceolate teeth, a rostral rhamphotheca, longExpand
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Neovenatorid theropods are apex predators in the Late Cretaceous of North America.
Allosauroid theropods were a diverse and widespread radiation of Jurassic-Cretaceous megapredators. Achieving some of the largest body sizes among theropod dinosaurs, these colossal hunters dominatedExpand
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THE PECTORAL GIRDLE AND FORELIMB OF THE PRIMITIVE THERIZINOSAUROID FALCARIUS UTAHENSIS (THEROPODA, MANIRAPTORA): ANALYZING EVOLUTIONARY TRENDS WITHIN THERIZINOSAUROIDEA
Abstract The recent discovery of a dense, paucispecific bonebed from the Early Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, central Utah, has yielded new information on the morphology and evolution ofExpand
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A taxonomic and phylogenetic re-evaluation of Therizinosauria (Dinosauria: Maniraptora)
Therizinosaurians are among the most poorly understood dinosaurs. Their unusual morphology and fragmentary fossil record has precluded a synthetic understanding of the group since their remains wereExpand
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