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Osteology of the Late Jurassic Portuguese sauropod dinosaur Lusotitan atalaiensis (Macronaria) and the evolutionary history of basal titanosauriforms
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The results support the generic separation of the contemporaneous taxa Brachiosaurus, Giraffatitan, and Lusotitan, with the latter recovered as either a brachiosaurid or the sister taxon to Titanosauriformes.
Bone histology indicates insular dwarfism in a new Late Jurassic sauropod dinosaur
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A new diminutive species of basal macronarian sauropod is described, Europasaurus holgeri gen. et sp.
A new specimen of the theropod dinosaur Baryonyx from the early Cretaceous of Portugal and taxonomic validity of Suchosaurus
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It is reported that new cranial and postcranial material of the theropod dinosaur Baryonyx walkeri found in the Barremian (Papo Seco Formation) of Portugal is reported, which represents the most complete spinosaurid yet discovered in the Iberian Peninsula and themost complete dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Portugal.
A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)
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The use of a specimen-, rather than species-based approach increases knowledge of intraspecific and intrageneric variation in diplodocids, and the study demonstrates how specimen-based phylogenetic analysis is a valuable tool in sauropod taxonomy, and potentially in paleontology and taxonomy as a whole.
Torvosaurus gurneyi n. sp., the Largest Terrestrial Predator from Europe, and a Proposed Terminology of the Maxilla Anatomy in Nonavian Theropods
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T. gurneyi is the largest theropod from the Lourinhã Formation of Portugal and the largest land predator discovered in Europe hitherto, and supports the mechanism of vicariance that occurred in the Iberian Meseta during the Late Jurassic when the proto-Atlantic was already well formed.
Abelisauridae (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Late Jurassic of Portugal and dentition-based phylogeny as a contribution for the identification of isolated theropod teeth.
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Although dental characters do not reliably indicate relationships among higher clades of theropods, they demonstrate interesting patterns of homoplasy suggesting dietary convergence in alvarezsauroids, therizinosaurs and troodontids, suggesting a possible radiation of Abelisauridae in Europe well before the Upper Cretaceous.
Dinosaurs of Portugal
THE LARGE THEROPOD FAUNA OF THE LOURINHÃ FORMATION (PORTUGAL) AND ITS SIMILARITY TO THE MORRISON FORMATION, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES OF ALLOSAURUS
Late Jurassic theropod dinosaurs have been known in Portugal since 1863 but only now are they being fully understood, with the recognition of genera such as Allosaurus, Aviatyrannis, Ceratosaurus,
New information on the anatomy and systematic position of Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis (Sauropoda: Diplodocoidea) from the Late Jurassic of Portugal, with a review of European diplodocoids
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Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis is redescribe from the Late Jurassic of Portugal and Amazonsaurus is identified as the basal-most rebbachisaurid and Zapalasaurus outside of the South American Limaysaurinae, suggesting the biogeographic history of rebbach isaurids is more complex than previously proposed.
The Dentition of Megalosaurid Theropods
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A discriminant analysis performed on a dataset of numerical data collected on the teeth of 62 theropod taxa reveals that megalosaurid teeth are hardly distinguishable from other theropid clades with ziphodont dentition.
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