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Research Article

The Lambeosaurine Dinosaur Magnapaulia laticaudus from the Late Cretaceous of Baja California, Northwestern Mexico

  • Albert Prieto-Márquez mail,

    redshore@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany

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  • Luis M. Chiappe,

    Affiliation: The Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Shantanu H. Joshi

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038207
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Biogeographic Distribution of lambeosaurs

Posted by dinohunter1 on 15 Jun 2012 at 05:54 GMT

Taking plate tectonics into the discussion, during the Late Campanian, El Rosario was down by the southern coast of Mexico, making this, and the related fauna, the furthest south, North American dinosaurs. That would make it geographically more distant than where it is today. I’ve written about the plate tectonic placement of not only Baja but also Southern California during the Late Cretaceous. That should also be added in the discussion of paleobiogeographic distribution of dinosaurs.

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