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From the album: Oxford Clay FaunaLiopleurodon ferox SAUVAGE 1873 Jurassic, Callovian Oxford Clay, Stewartby Member Stewartby Pits, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK ID: Paul de la Salle, KFM A small, juvenile pliosaur tooth showing distinct ornamentation referable to Liopleurodon.
Max10 posted a topic in Fossil IDHi everybody! Last month i saw this tooth on sale and it was love at first sight But from the beginning i understood that what it was and how it be presented are not on the same page... Luckily i know the seller pretty well and we trust each other...so i asked info before make the purchase...He told me that his provider (directly from Morocco) told him that the tooth was a Dyrosaurus phosphaticus but that he was not confident about the ID...the moroccan provider told to my friend/seller that was the first time that he saw a totth like that and its first idea of ID was D.
Fruitbat posted a topic in DocumentsThese are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since March 2
Regarding pliosaurid diversity in the Middle-Late Jurassic interval, it's interesting that only one pliosaurid genus exists in the Kimmeridgian-Tithonian interval, Pliosaurus. By contrast, there are several distinct pliosaurid genera of Callovian age: Simolestes, Liopleurodon, Peloneustes, Marmornectes, "Pliosaurus" andrewsi, NHMUK R.2439, and OUMNH J.2247. What factor might account for a sudden drop in the generic diversity of pliosaurids in the Kimmeridgian-Tithonian interval (it's important to note that Gallardosaurus and Megalneusaurus are the only pliosaurids that hail from Oxfordian-age