A Crested Theropod Dinosaur from Antarctica

@article{Hammer1994ACT,
  title={A Crested Theropod Dinosaur from Antarctica},
  author={W. R. Hammer and W. J. Hickerson},
  journal={Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={264},
  pages={828 - 830}
}
  • W. R. Hammer, W. J. Hickerson
  • Published 1994
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Jurassic fossil vertebrates collected from the Falla Formation in the Central Transantarctic Mountains included a partial skull and postcranial elements of a crested theropod, Cryolophosaurus ellioti gen. nov. sp. nov. The theropod bears some resemblance to the large tetanurans of the Middle to Late Jurassic but also has primitive ceratosaurian features. Elements from a prosauropod, teeth from scavenging theropods, a pterosaur humerus, and a tritylodont molar were also recovered. The presence… CONTINUE READING
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        This work was supported by NSF grants DPP-8817023 and DPP-91 18620 to W.R.H. and by the Augustana Research Foundation. We thank D. Elliot and R. Hansen for leading us to the Mount Kirkpatrick site