The first neoceratopsian dinosaur remains from Europe

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Abstract

Shallow marine, nearshore strata of earliest Campanian (Gonioteuthis granulataquadrata belemnite Zone) and latest Early Campanian (informal Belemnellocamax mammillatus belemnite zone) age in the Kristianstad Basin, southern Sweden, have yielded isolated leptoceratopsid teeth and vertebrae, representing the first record of horned dinosaurs from Europe. The new leptoceratopsid occurrence may support a European dispersal route for the Leptoceratopsidae, or may represent an entirely endemic population. The presence of leptoceratopsid teeth in shallow marine deposits contradicts previous hypotheses suggesting that basal neoceratopsians mainly preferred and and/or semi-arid habitats far from coastal areas.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Johan Lindgren
  • Philip J. Currie
  • Mikael Siverson
  • Jan Rees
  • Peter Cederstrom
  • Filip Lindgren
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Geologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)929-937
TidskriftPalaeontology
Volym50
Utgivningsnummer4
StatusPublished - 2007
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa