A new carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen archipelago

  title={A new carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen archipelago},
  author={Ursula B. G{\"o}hlich and Luis Mar{\'i}a Chiappe},
Small Late Jurassic theropod dinosaurs are rare worldwide. In Europe these carnivorous dinosaurs are represented primarily by only two skeletons of Compsognathus, neither of which is well preserved. Here we describe a small new theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period of Schamhaupten in southern Germany. Being exquisitely preserved and complete from the snout to the distal third of the tail, the new fossil is the best-preserved predatory, non-avian dinosaur in Europe. It possesses a… 
A Middle Jurassic abelisaurid from Patagonia and the early diversification of theropod dinosaurs
  • D. Pol, O. Rauhut
  • Biology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2012
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