Dinosaurs of Dorset: Part I, the carnivorous dinosaurs (Saurischia, Theropoda)

Benson, R. B. J. (2009) Dinosaurs of Dorset: Part I, the carnivorous dinosaurs (Saurischia, Theropoda). Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 130. pp. 133-147.

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Abstract

Theropod dinosaurs in Dorset are found in the Lower Jurassic (Blue Lias Formation), the Middle Jurassic (Inferior Oolite and Forest Marble Formations), the Late Jurassic (Kimmeridge Clay and Portland Stone) and the Lower Cretaceous (Purbeck Limestone Group and ‘Wealden Beds’). They include representatives of several major theropod groups: the megalosaurids Duriavenator and Magnosaurus, the sinraptorid Metriacanthosaurus, the basal tyrannosauroid Stokesosaurus and the dromaeosaurid Nuthetes. Theropod fossils from Dorset have been reported since 1835 and the record from the county is one of the oldest globally. It continues to yield new data on dinosaur evolution and biogeography and will contribute to our understanding and insight of theropod evolution into the foreseeable future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 09AREP; IA59;
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Volume: 130
Page Range: pp. 133-147
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010 12:11
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:55
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1162

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