Two New Dinosaurs from North America | New Species Reported this Week

Species reported this week are very diverse, spanning from ostracoda to dinosaurs. Vertebrates are dominant: new bird, fish, primate and dinosaur species are described, and Cretaceous new species are the most numerous.

The new species reported this week come from America (USA), Africa (Egypt), Europe (Italy), and Asia (China, Myanmar).


Full account of fossil species reported this week:

  1. Masradapis tahai, gen. et sp. nov., a new Caenopithecine adapiform primate from the late Eocene of Egypt, was reported in Historical Biology (10th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  2. Moabosaurus utahensis gen. et sp. nov. (Britt et al., 2017).

    Caspiocypris basilicii sp. nov., Caspiocypris perusia sp. nov., Caspiocypris posteroacuta sp. nov., Caspiocypris tiberina sp. nov. and Caspiocypris tuderis sp. nov., five new Ostracoda species (Candoninae) from the Plio-Pleistocene of Umbria, Italy, were reported in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (10th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  3. Moabosaurus utahensis gen. et sp. nov., a new sauropod from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian) of Utah (USA), was reported in Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan (10th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.
  4. Oviparosiphum stictum sp. nov., a new Oviparosiphidae species (Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha) from the Lower Cretaceous of China, was reported in Cretaceous Research (12th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  5. Piscivorenantiornis inusitatus, gen. et sp. nov, a new piscivorous enantiornithine bird from the Early Cretaceous of China, was described in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (12th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  6. Nakonanectes bradti sp. nov., a new elasmosaurid (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Montana (USA), was reported in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (12th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  7. Paraodontomma burmitica  gen. et sp. nov., a new species of Brochocoleini beetle (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae) in Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber, was described in Cretaceous Research (14th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

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