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A New Basal Sauropod Dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Niger and the Early Evolution of Sauropoda

  • Kristian Remes mail,

    kristian.remes@uni-bonn.de

    Affiliation: Paleontology, Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Francisco Ortega,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Física Matemática y de Fluidos, Facultad de Ciencias, UNED, Madrid, Spain

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  • Ignacio Fierro,

    Affiliation: Museo Paleontológico de Elche (MUPE), Elche, Spain

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  • Ulrich Joger,

    Affiliation: Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Ralf Kosma,

    Affiliation: Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • José Manuel Marín Ferrer,

    Affiliation: Museo Paleontológico de Elche (MUPE), Elche, Spain

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  • for the Project PALDES,
  • for the Niger Project SNHM,
  • Oumarou Amadou Ide,

    Affiliation: Université Abdou Moumouni, Institut pour Recherche et Science Humaine (IRSH), Niamey, Niger

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  • Abdoulaye Maga

    Affiliation: Université Abdou Moumouni, Institut pour Recherche et Science Humaine (IRSH), Niamey, Niger

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  • Published: September 16, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006924
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Lovely piece of work!

Posted by Lepidotes on 30 Apr 2010 at 08:47 GMT

Reading this remarkable paper of a huge author's collective leaded by Kristian Remes was a real pleasure. Accompanied by a suite of excellent photos, the anatomical details of a nearly complete new sauropod dinosaur from Africa were presented in a very competent and entertaining manner. The implications of this find for the Mid-Jurassic dinosaur distribution worldwide are inspiring. A little masterpiece!

No competing interests declared.