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A biogeographical analysis of the ornithischian dinosaurs

  title={A biogeographical analysis of the ornithischian dinosaurs},
  author={Richard J. Butler and Paul Upchurch and David B. Norman and Jolyon C. Parish},

A new global palaeobiogeographical model for the late Mesozoic and early Tertiary.

A new biogeographical model for late Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems is proposed in which Europe and "Gondwanan" territories possessed a common Eurogondwanans fauna during the earliest Cretaceous, and tree reconciliation analyses (TRAs) were performed based onBiogeographical signals provided by a supertree of late Meszoic archosaurs.

The systematic relationships and biogeographic history of ornithischian dinosaurs

The resulting strict consensus tree is the most well-resolved, stratigraphically consistent hypothesis of basal ornithischian relationships yet hypothesized and provides a comprehensive framework for testing further hypotheses regarding evolutionary patterns and processes within Ornithischia.

A phylogenetic analysis of Diplodocoidea (Saurischia: Sauropoda)

A new phylogenetic analysis is presented that resolves many of the outstanding questions regarding the relationships within Diplodocoidea and examines palaeobiogeographical trends within the group.

Osteology of the Late Cretaceous Alvarezsauroid Linhenykus monodactylus from China and Comments on Alvarezsauroid Biogeography

The results suggest that there is no statistical support for previous biogeographic hypotheses that favour pure vicariance or pure dispersal scenarios as explanations for the distributions of alvarezsauroids across South America, North America and Asia.

Mesozoic dinosaurs from Brazil and their biogeographic implications.

The record of dinosaur body-fossils in the Brazilian Mesozoic is restricted to the Triassic of Rio Grande do Sul and Cretaceous of various parts of the country, and most Brazilian specimens related to dinosaurs are composed of isolated teeth and vertebrae.

A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Basal Ornithischia (Reptilia, Dinosauria)

A phylogenetic analysis of 19 taxonomic units, including two outgroup taxa, produced four most parsimonious trees and a bootstrap analysis was performed to determine the relative support for the resultant phylogeny.