Bizarre dermal armour suggests the first African ankylosaur.

@article{Maidment2021BizarreDA,
  title={Bizarre dermal armour suggests the first African ankylosaur.},
  author={Susannah C. R. Maidment and Sarah Strachan and Driss Ouarhache and Torsten M. Scheyer and Emily E. Brown and Vincent Fernandez and Zerina Johanson and Thomas J. Raven and Paul M. Barrett},
  journal={Nature ecology \& evolution},
  year={2021}
}
Ankylosauria is a diverse clade of armoured dinosaurs whose members were important constituents of many Cretaceous faunas. Phylogenetic analyses imply that the clade diverged from its sister taxon, Stegosauria, during the late Early Jurassic, but the fossil records of both clades are sparse until the Late Jurassic (~150 million years ago). Moreover, Ankylosauria is almost entirely restricted to former Laurasian continents, with only a single valid Gondwanan taxon. Spicomellus afer gen. et sp… 
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A new early branching armored dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of southwestern China

This new taxon, Yuxisaurus kopchicki, represents the first valid thyreophoran dinosaur to be described from the Early Jurassic of Asia and confirms the rapid geographic spread and diversification of the clade after its first appearance in the Hettangian.

A new Cretaceous thyreophoran from Patagonia supports a South American lineage of armoured dinosaurs

The discovery of a new armoured dinosaur from the early Late Cretaceous of Argentina, recovered phylogenetically using various datasets either as a basal thyreophoran or a stem ankylosaur, closely related to Scelidosaurus is reported.

New Ankylosaurian Cranial Remains From the Lower Cretaceous (Upper Albian) Toolebuc Formation of Queensland, Australia

Australian dinosaur research has undergone a renaissance in the last 10 years, with growing knowledge of mid-Cretaceous assemblages revealing an endemic high-paleolatitude Gondwanan fauna. One of its

Armoured dinosaurs of the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Environmental Science
    Nature
  • 2021

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