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The origin of modern crocodyliforms: new evidence from the Cretaceous of Australia
The anatomical changes associated with the emergence of this taxon indicate a pivotal shift in the feeding and locomotor behaviour of crocodyliforms—a shift that may be linked to the subsequent rapid diversification of Eusuchia 20 Myr later during the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary.
Australian cretaceous terrestrial faunas and floras: biostratigraphic and biogeographic implications
Abstract Nonmarine Cretaceous sediments representing fluvial/lacustrine deposits occur in 22 of Australia's 23 Mesozoic depositional basins. They are associated with open to marginal marine sediments
First Mesozoic mammal from Australia—an early Cretaceous monotreme
Here we describe Australia's first known Mesozoic mammal and the first known early Cretaceous mammal from Gondwanaland. Steropodon galmani n. gen. and sp., discovered in early Cretaceous sediments at
The Anatomy and Systematics of Eustreptospondylus oxoniensis, a Theropod Dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Oxfordshire, England
There was a time, some time ago now, when theropod dinosaur remains were habitually referred to the genus Megalosaurus, initially based on specimens from the Middle Jurassic of Oxfordshire. Those
A Late Cretaceous polar dinosaur fauna from New Zealand
Abstract New fossils of dinosaurs and pterosaurs have been found in the conglomeratic facies of the Maungataniwha Member of the Tahora Formation (Campanian) of New Zealand. These derive from a large
Dinosaurian and mammalian predators compared
Abstract Theropod dinosaurs were, and mammalian carnivores are, the top predators within their respective communities. Beyond that, they seem distinct, differing markedly in body form and ancestry.