Velociraptorine Dromaeosaurid Teeth from the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) of Germany

  title={Velociraptorine Dromaeosaurid Teeth from the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) of Germany},
  author={Torsten van der Lubbe and Ute Richter and Nils Kn{\"o}tschke},
Six theropod teeth from a Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) bone bed in Langenberg Quarry of Oker (Goslar, Germany) are identified as a new dromaeosaurid taxon, here left in open nomenclature. Direct comparison reveals that the teeth are very similar to velociraptorine dromaeosaurid teeth from the Guimarota coal mine (Late Jurassic, Portugal) and to velociraptorine dromaeosaurid teeth from Uña (Barremian, Cuenca Province, Spain). Our data indicate that the teeth from the Kimmeridgian of Lower Saxony… 

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  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 2004
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