Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs and Crocs | New Species Reported this week

The previous week was rich in descriptions of new Jurassic species. The four we report come from China, Patagonia and Germany.

  1. Isaberrysaura mollensis gen. et sp. nov., a primitive Neornithischian dinosaur from the Jurassic of Patagonia, was reported in Nature (16th February 2017). Click for the full-text of this article.
  2. Xingxiulong chengi gen. et sp. nov., a basal sauropodiform dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Yunnan Province, China, was reported in Nature (16th February 2017). Click for the full-text of this article.
  3. Douzhanopterus zhengi gen. et sp. nov., a pterosaurs from the Late Jurassic of China, was reported in Nature (16th February 2017). Click for the full-text of this article.
  4. Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis gen. nov. sp. nov., a atoposaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Jurassic Langenberg Quarry (Lower Saxony, northwestern Germany), was reported in PLOS one (15th February 2017). Click for the full-text of this article.

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)
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