An exquisitely preserved troodontid theropod with new information on the palatal structure from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia

@article{Tsuihiji2014AnEP,
  title={An exquisitely preserved troodontid theropod with new information on the palatal structure from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia},
  author={Takanobu Tsuihiji and Rinchen Barsbold and Mahito Watabe and Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar and Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig and Yoshito Fujiyama and Shigeru Suzuki},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2014},
  volume={101},
  pages={131-142}
}
Troodontidae is a clade of small-bodied theropod dinosaurs. A new troodontid, Gobivenator mongoliensis gen. et sp. nov., is described based on the most complete skeleton of a Late Cretaceous member of this clade presently known, from the Campanian Djadokhta Formation in the central Gobi Desert. G. mongoliensis is different from other troodontids in possessing a pointed anterior end of the fused parietal and a fossa on the surangular in front of the posterior surangular foramen. The skull was… CONTINUE READING
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