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SANDOWNIA HARRISI, A HIGHLY DERIVED TRIONYCHOID TURTLE (TESTUDINES: CRYPTODIRA) FROM THE EARLY CRETACEOUS OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLAND
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This specimen is one of the oldest known cryptodiran turtles that nests within the living families (the Polycryptodira) and suggests that the deep divergences among theliving families of the Cryptodira occurred more than 110 million years ago. Expand
A new basal iguanodont (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Wealden (Lower Cretaceous) of England
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A nearly complete right dentary originally noted by Mantell in 1848 is redescribed and made the holotype of the new genus and species Kukufeldia tilgatensis, a unique combination of characters that distinguish it from all other iguanodontian dentaries. Expand
Morphology, histology and identification of the ‘granicones’ from the Purbeck Limestone Formation (Lower Cretaceous: Berriasian) of Dorset, southern England
Abstract The identification of the ‘granicones’, small, conical and shield-like phosphatic structures with a pustulate surface ornamentation, from the Purbeck Limestone Formation of Dorset, has beenExpand
The skeletal morphology of the solemydid turtle Naomichelys speciosa from the Early Cretaceous of Texas
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The full visibility of the parabasisphenoid complex in ventral view, the presence of an expanded symphyseal shelf, and the unusual ventromedial folding of the coronoid process are the primary characteristics that distinguish Naomichelys speciosa from the near-coeval European taxon Helochelydra nopcsai. Expand
First report of Plesiochelys etalloni and Tropidemys langii from the Late Jurassic of the UK and the palaeobiogeography of plesiochelyid turtles
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It is indicated that some plesiochelyids had a wide palaeobiogeographic distribution during the Kimmeridgian, and the presence of Plesiochelys etalloni and Tropidemys langii is confirmed outside the Swiss and French Jura Mountains. Expand
‘Old bones, dry subject’: the dinosaurs and pterosaur collected by Alfred Nicholson Leeds of Peterborough, England
Abstract Alfred Nicholson Leeds, F.G.S., amassed one of the largest collections of fossil vertebrates from a single geological horizon anywhere in the world. The Leeds Collection is world famous forExpand
A new species of extinct Late Quaternary giant tortoise from Hispaniola.
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The surprising abundance of giant tortoise remains in both vertical and horizontal caves in Hispaniola's semi-arid ecoregion may indicate that this species was adapted to open dry habitats and became restricted to a habitat refugium in southeastern Hispaniola following climatic-driven environmental change at the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary. Expand
The accumulation and disposal of Gideon Mantell's fossil collections and their role in the history of British palaeontology
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The nature of his collections, their significance and use in the interpretation of both vertebrate and invertebrate fossils and the knowledge of Cretaceous faunas are discussed. Expand
Alfred Nicholson Leeds and the first fossil egg attributed to a ‘saurian’
Discovered by the nineteenth century collector Alfred Nicholson Leeds, the first object to be described (1898) as a fossil reptile egg is a unique find from the Oxford Clay near Peterborough. It alsoExpand
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