First complete sauropod dinosaur skull from the Cretaceous of the Americas and the evolution of sauropod dentition

@article{Chure2010FirstCS,
  title={First complete sauropod dinosaur skull from the Cretaceous of the Americas and the evolution of sauropod dentition},
  author={Daniel J. Chure and Brooks B. Britt and John A. Whitlock and JEFFREY A. Wilson},
  journal={Die Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2010},
  volume={97},
  pages={379 - 391}
}
Sauropod dinosaur bones are common in Mesozoic terrestrial sediments, but sauropod skulls are exceedingly rare—cranial materials are known for less than one third of sauropod genera and even fewer are known from complete skulls. Here we describe the first complete sauropod skull from the Cretaceous of the Americas, Abydosaurus mcintoshi, n. gen., n. sp., known from 104.46 ± 0.95 Ma (megannum) sediments from Dinosaur National Monument, USA. Abydosaurus shares close ancestry with Brachiosaurus… 

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