Notice of nodosaur (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) remains from the mid-Cretaceous of Cambridge, England, with comments on cervical half-ring armour

Blows, W. (2014). Notice of nodosaur (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) remains from the mid-Cretaceous of Cambridge, England, with comments on cervical half-ring armour. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 125(1), pp. 56-62. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2013.07.001

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Abstract

Three pieces from cervical half-rings of an immature nodosaur, part of a nodosaurid presacral rod and some post-cranial osteoderms from the Cretaceous of Cambridge were studied at the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, UK. Two of the three half-ring elements show dorsal ridge morphologies distinct from each other, and all three have unfused sutured lateral borders. It is possible they may be derived from the same animal. Comparison with other material from the Cretaceous of Europe, USA and Asia indicates the presence of a large nodosaurid in the Cambridge Greensand fauna, with cervical half-ring morphologies similar to North American taxa, but unlike any previously known from the European Cretaceous.

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Additional Information: “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Volume 125, Issue 1, January 2014, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2013.07.001
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ankylosaur, Nodosauridae, Armour, Cretaceous, Greensand, England
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Applied Biological Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3609

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