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These 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 joegallo1954@gmail.com 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 November 18, 2016.


Order Ornithischia - The 'Bird-Hipped' Dinosaurs


Suborder Iguanodontia (minus Superfamily Hadrosauroidea)


Family Camptosauridae


Carpenter, K. and Y. Wilson (2008). A New Species of Camptosaurus (Ornithopoda: Dinosauria) from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, and a Biomechanical Analysis of its Forelimb. Annals of Carnegie Museum, Vol.76, Number 4.
Galton, P.M. and H.P. Powell (1980). The Ornithischian Dinosaur Camptosaurus prestwichii from the Upper Jurassic of England. Palaeontology, Vol.23, Part 2.

Gilmore, C.W. (1912). The Mounted Skeletons of Camptosaurus in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 41, Number 1878.

Gilmore, C.W. (1909). Osteology of the Jurassic Reptile Camptosaurus, With a Revision of Species of the Genus, and Descriptions of Two New Species. Proceedings U.S. National Museum, Vol.XXXVI, Number 1666.
Mateus, O. and M.T. Antunes (2001). Draconyx loureiroi, a new camptosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) from the Late Jurassic of Lourinha, Portugal. Ann.Paleontol., 87(1).


Family Iguanodontidae


Carpenter, K. and Y. Ishida (2010). Early and "Middle" Cretaceous Iguanodonts in Time and Space. Journal of Iberian Geology, 36(2).

Lauters, P., et al. (2012). The Brain of Iguanodon and Mantellisaurus: Perspectives on Ornithopod Evolution.

Mantell, G.A. (1848). XIII. On the Structure of the Jaws and Teeth of the Iguanodon. Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond., 138.

Mantell. G.A. (1825). VIII. Notice on the Iguanodon, a newly discovered fossil reptile, from the sandstone of Tilgate forest, in Sussex. Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond., 115.

Mantell, G.A. and A.G. Melville (1849). XV. Additional Observations on the Osteology of the Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus. Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond., 139.
McDonald, A.T., et al. (2010). New Basal Iguanodonts from the Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah and the Evolution of Thumb-Spiked Dinosaurs. PLoS ONE, 5(11). (Read on-line or download a copy.)

Posmoşanu, E. (2003). Iguanodontian Dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous Bauxite Site from Romania. Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, Vol.4.

Weishampel, D.B. and P.R. Bjork (1989). The First Indisputable Remains of Iguanodon (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from North America: Iguanodon lakotaensis, Sp.Nov. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 9(1).
Xu, X., et al. (2000). A New Iguanodontian from Sangping Formation of Neixiang, Henan and its Stratigraphical Implication. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 38(3).


Family Rhabdodontidae


Dieudonne, P.-E., et al. (2016). An Unexpected Early Rhabdodontid from Europe (Lower Cretaceous of Salas de los Infantes, Burgos Province, Spain) and a Re-Examination of Basal Iguanodontian Relationships. PLoS ONE, 11(6).

Osi, A., et al. (2012). Phylogeny, Histology and Inferred Body Size Evolution in a New Rhabdodontid Dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Hungary. PLoS ONE, 7(9).

Weishampel, D.B., et al. (2003). Osteology and Phylogeny of Zalmoxes (N.G.), an Unusual Euornithopod Dinosaur from the Latest Cretaceous of Romania. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 1(2).


Miscellaneous Iguanodontia


Barrett, P.M., et al. (2009). Cranial anatomy of the iguanodontoid ornithopod Jinzhousaurus yangi from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 54(1).

Calvo, J.O., J.D. Porfiri and F.E. Novas (2007). Discovery of a New Ornithopod Dinosaur from the Portezuelo Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Vol.65, Number 4.

Coria, R.A. and J.O. Calvo (2002). A New Iguanodontian Ornithopod from the Neuquen Basin, Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22(3).

Hübner, T. (2010). Ontogeny in Dysalotosaurus lettowvorbecki. Dissertation - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.

Novas, F.E., A.V. Cambiaso and A. Ambrosio (2004). A new basal iguanodontian (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia. Ameghiniana, 41(1).

Tennant, J. Osteology of a Near-Complete Skeleton of Tenontosaurus tilletti (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Cloverly Formation, Montana, USA. Masters Thesis - University of Manchester.

Werning, S. (2012). The Ontogenetic Osteohistology of Tenontosaurus tilletti. PLoS ONE, 7(3).

You, H., Q. Ji and D. Li (2005). Lanzhousaurus magnidens gen. et sp.nov. from Gansu Province, China: the largest-toothed herbivorous dinosaur in the world. Geological Bulletin of China, Vol.24, Number 9.


General Iguanodonts


McDonald, A.T. (2012). Phylogeny of Basal Iguanodontids (Dinosauria: Ornithischia): An Update. PLoS ONE, 7(5).

Paul, G.S. (2007). A revised taxonomy of the iguanodont dinosaur genera and species. Cretaceous Research, xx (Article in Press)


Suborder Indet.


Family(?) Fabrosauridae

Butler, R.J. (2005). The 'fabrosaurid' ornithischian dinosaurs of the Upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa and Lesotho. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 145.
Peng, G. (1992). Jurassic Ornithopod Agilisaurus louderbacki (Ornithopoda: Fabrosauridae) from Zigong, Sichuan, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, Vol.30, Number 1.

Santa Luca, A.P. (1984). Postcranial Remains of Fabrosauridae (Reptilia: Ornithischia) from the Stormberg of Southern Africa. Palaeont.afr., 25.

Sereno, P.C. (1991). Lesothosaurus, "Fabrosaurids", and the Early Evolution of Ornithischia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 11(2).
Thulborn, R.A. (1972). The Post-Cranial Skeleton of the Triassic Ornithischian Dinosaur Fabrosaurus australis. Palaeontology, Vol.15, Part 1.
Thulborn, R.A. (1970). The Skull of Fabrosaurus australis, a Triassic Ornithischian Dinosaur. Palaeontology, Vol.13, Part 3.


Family Heterodontosauridae


Subfamily Heterodontosaurinae


Becerra, M.G., et al. (2013). The dentition of Manidens condorensis (Ornithischia; Heterodontosauridae) from the Jurassic Cañadón Asfalto Formation of Patagonia: morphology, heterodonty and the use of statistical methods for identifying isolated teeth. Historical Biology.

Butler, R.J., L.B. Porro and D.B. Norman (2008). A Juvenile Skull of the Primitive Ornithischian Dinosaur Heterodontosaurus tucki from the 'Stormberg' of Southern Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28(3).

Galton, P.M. (2014). Notes on the postcranial anatomy of the heterodontosaurid dinosaur Heterodontosaurus tucki, a basal ornithischian from the Lower Jurassic of South Africa. Revue de Paléobiologie, Genève, 33(1).

Norman, D.B., et al. (2011). The Lower Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur Heterodontosaurus tucki Crompton&Charig, 1962: cranial anatomy, functional morphology, taxonomy and relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 163.

Pol, D., O.W.M. Rauhut and M. Becerra (2011). A Middle Jurasic heterodontosaurid dinosaur from Patagonia and the evolution of heterodontosaurids. Naturwissenschaften, 98(5).

Porro, L.B., et al. (2011). New heterodontosaurid specimens from the Lower Jurassic of southern Africa and the early ornithischian dinosaur radiation. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 101.

Santa Luca, A.P. (1980). The Postcranial Skeleton of Heterodontosaurus tucki (Reptilia, Ornithischia) from the Stormberg of South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum, 79.


Subfamily incertae sedis/indet.


Becerra, M.G., et al. (2016). New heterodontosaurid remains from the Canadon Asfalto Formation: cursoriality and functional importance of the pes in small heterodontosaurids. Journal of Paleontology, 0022-3360/15/0088-0906. (Thanks to doushantuo for pointing this one out!)

Butler, R.J., et al. (2012). Anatomy and Cranial Functional Morphology of the Small-Bodied Dinosaur Fruitadens haagarorum from the Upper Jurassic of the USA. PLoS ONE, 7(4).

Butler, R.J., et al. (2009). Lower limits of ornithischian dinosaur body size inferred from a new Upper Jurassic heterodontosaurid from North America. Proc.R.Soc. B.

Zheng, X.-T., et al. (2009). An Early Cretaceous heterodontosaurid dinosaur with filamentous integumentary structures. Nature (Letters), Vol.458.


General Heterodontosaurs


Sereno, P.C. (2012). Taxonomy, morphology, masticatory function and phylogeny of heterodontosaurid dinosaurs. ZooKeys, 226.


Family Hypsilophodontidae (Polyphyletic)


Butler, R.J. and P.M. Galton (2008). The 'dermal armour' of the ornithopod dinosaur Hypsilophodon from the Wealden (Early Cretaceous: Barremian) of the Isle of Wight: a reappraisal. Cretaceous Research, 29.

Galton, P.M. (1981). Dryosaurus, a hypsilophodontid dinosaur from the Upper Jurassic of North America and Africa. Postcranial Skeleton. Palaont Z, 55, 3/4.
Galton, P.M. (1975). English Hypsilophodontid Dinosaurs (Reptilia: Ornithischia). Palaeontology, Vol.18, Part 4.

Galton, P.M. (1973). Redescription of the skull and mandible of Parksosaurus from the Late Cretaceous with comments on the family Hypsilophodontidae (Ornithischia). Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contribution 89

Martinez, R.D. (1998). Notohypsilophodon comodorensis Gen. et Sp.Nov. A Hypsolophodontidae (Ornithischia: Ornithopoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Chubut, Central Patagonia, Argentina. Acta Geologica Leopoldensia, XXI(46/47). (Translated by M.C. Lamanna).

Molnar, R.E. and P.M. Galton (1986). Hypsilophodontid Dinosaurs from Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia. Geobios, 19(2).

Rich, T.H. and P. Vickers-Rich (1999). The Hypsilophodotidae from Southeastern Australia. In: Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium. Tomida, Y., T.H. Rich and P. Vickers-Rich (eds.), National Science Museum Monographs, Number 15, Tokyo.

Weishampel, D.B. and R.E. Heinrich (1992). Systematics of Hypsilophodontidae and Basal Iguanodontia (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda). Historical Biology, Vol.6.


Family incertae sedis/indet.


Butler, R.J., R.M.H. Smith and D.B. Norman (2007). A primitive ornithischian dinosaur from the Late Triassic of South Africa, and the early evolution and diversification of Ornithischia. Proc.R.Soc. B, 274.

######, Z. (1989). On a Small Ornithopod (Gongbusaurus wucaiwanensis) from Kelamaili, Jungar Basin, Xinjiang, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, Vol.27, Number 2.

Godefroit, P., et al. (2014). A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales. Science, Vol.345, Issue 6195.

Heckert, A.B. (2005). Krzyzanowskisaurus, A New Name for a Probable Ornithischian Dinosaur from the Upper Triassic Chinle Group, Arizona and New Mexico, USA. In: Vertebrate Paleontology in Arizona. Heckert, A.B. and S.G. Lucas (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin Number 29.

Huh, M., et al. (2010). A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of South Korea. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont.Abh., Published on-line.

Norman, D.B., R.J. Butler and S.C.R. Maidment (2007). Reconsidering the status and affinities of the ornithischian dinosaur Tatisaurus oehleri Simmons, 1965. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 150.

Zheng, W., et al. (2012). A new ornithischian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Liangtoutang Formation of Tiantai, Zhejiang Province, China. Cretaceous Research, 34.


Family Jeholosauridae


Han, F.-L., et al. (2012). Postcranial Anatomy of Jeholosaurus shangyuanensis (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(6) (Review Copy)

Xu, X., X.-L. Wang and H.-L. You (2000). A Primitive Ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 38(4).

Zan, S.-Q., et al. (2005). A Primitive Ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Quantou Formation of Central Jilin, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 43(3).


Family Lesothosauridae


Barrett, P.M., et al. (2016). New specimens of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus Galton, 1978 from the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Palaeontologia africana, 50.

Knoll, F. (2008). Buccal soft anatomy in Lesothosaurus (Dinosauria: Ornithischia). N.Jb.Geol.Paläont.Abh., Vol.248/3.

Porro, L.B., L.M. Witmer and P.M. Barrett (2015). Digital preparation and osteology of the skull of Lesothosaurus diagnosticus (Ornithischia: Dinosauria). PeerJ, 3:e1494.

Sereno, P.C. (1991). Lesothosaurus, "Fabrosaurids", and the Early Evolution of Ornithischia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 11(2).


Family Pisanosauridae


Casamiquela, R.M. (1967). A New Triassic Ornithischian Dinosaur (Pisanosaurus mertii; Ornithopoda) from the Ischigualasto Formation, Argentina. Ameghiniana, Vol.IV, Number 2.


Family Thescelosauridae


Norell, M.A. and D.E. Barta (2016). A new specimen of the ornithischian dinosaur Haya griva, cross-Gobi geologic correlation, and the age of the Zos Canyon beds. American Museum Novitates, Number 3851.

Scheetz, R.D. (1999). Osteology of Orodromeus makelai and the Phylogeny of Basal Ornithopod Dinosaurs. Ph.D. Thesis - Montana State University-Bozeman.


Suborder Stegosauria

Family Huayangosauridae


**No Literature Available**


Family incertae sedis/indet.


Averianov, A.O. and S.A. Krasnolutskii (2009). Stegosaur Remains from the Middle Jurassic of West Siberia. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, Vol.313, Number 2.

Averianov, A.O., A.A. Bakirov and T. Martin (2007). First definitive stegosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Kyrgyzstan. Palaontologische Zeitschrift, 81(4).

Billon-Bruyat, J.-P., J.-M. Mazin and J. Pouech (2010). A stegosaur tooth (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Early Cretaceous of southwestern France. Swiss J.Geosci., 103(2).

Galton, P.M. (2005). Bones of large dinosaurs (Prosauropoda and Stegosauria) from the Rhaetic Bone Bed (Upper Triassic) of Aust Cliff, southwest England. Revue de Paleobiologie, Geneve, 24(1).

Jia, C., et al. (2007). The First Stegosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of Xinjiang, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, Vol.81, Number 3.

Pereda-Superbiola, X., et al. (2013). A plated dinosaur (Ornithischia, Stegosauria) from the Early Cretaceous of Argentina, South America: an evaluation. Alcheringa, 37.

Pereda-Superbiola, X., et al. (2005). Dermal spines of stegosaurian dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous (Hauterivian-Barremian) of Galve (Teruel, Aragón, Spain). Geogaceta, 38.

Pereda-Superbiola, X., et al. (2003). First Stegosaurian Dinosaur Remains from the Early Cretaceous of Burgos (Spain), With a Review of Cretaceous Stegosaurs. Revista Espanola de Paleontologia, 18(2).

Ruiz-Omenaca, J.I., et al. (2013). First evidence of stegosaurs (Dinosauria: Thyreophora) in the Vega Formation, Kimmeridgian, Asturias, N Spain. Geogaceta, 53.


Family Stegosauridae


Mallison, H. (2011). Defense capabilities of Kentrosaurus aethiopicus Hennig, 1915. Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol.14, Number 2.

Mallison, H. (2010). CAD assessment of the posture and range of motion of Kentrosaurus aethiopicus Hennig, 1915. Swiss J.Geosci., 103(2).


Subfamily Dacentrurinae


Cobos, A. and F. Gasco (2013). New vertebral remains of the stegosaurian dinosaur Dacentrurus from Riodeva (Teruel, Spain). Geogaceta, 53.

Company, J., X. Peredes-Suberbiola and J.I. Ruiz-Omenaca (2010). New stegosaurian (Ornithischia, Thyreophora) remains from Jurassic-Cretaceous transition beds of Valencia province (Southwestern Iberian Range, Spain). Journal of Iberian Geology, 36(2).

Mateus, O., S.C.R. Maidment and N.A. Christiansen (2009). A new long-necked 'sauropod-mimic' stegosaur and the evolution of the plated dinosaurs. Proc.R.Soc. B, 276.


Subfamily Stegosaurinae


Cameron, R.P., J.A. Cameron and S.M. Barnett (2015). Were there two forms of Stegosaurus?

Escaso, F., et al. (2007). New evidence of shared dinosaur across Upper Jurassic Proto-North Atlantic: Stegosaurus from Portugal. Naturwissenschaften, 94.
Farlow, J.O., S. Hayashi and G.J. Tattersall (2010). Internal vascularity of the dermal plates of Stegosaurus (Ornithischia, Thyreophora). Swiss J.Geosci.

Galton, P.M. (2010). Species of plated dinosaur Stegosaurus (Morrison Formation, Late Jurassic) of western USA: new type species designation needed. Swiss J.Geosci., 103.

Maidment, S.C.R., C. Brassey and P.M. Barrett (2015). The Postcranial Skeleton of an Exceptionally Complete Individual of the Plated Dinosaur Stegosaurus stenops (Dinosauria: Thyreophora) from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, USA. PLoS ONE, 10(10).

Revan, A. (2011). Reconstructing an Icon: Historical Significance of the Peabody's Mounted Skeleton of Stegosaurus and the Changes Necessary to Make It Correct Anatomically. Senior Thesis - Yale University.

Saitta, E.T. (2015). Evidence for Sexual Dimorphism in the Plated Dinosaur Stegosaurus mjosi (Ornithischia, Stegosauria) from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Western USA. PLoS ONE, 10(4).


General Stegosauria


Senter, P. (2010). Evidence for a sauropod-like metacarpal configuration in stegosaurian dinosaurs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55(3).

General Ornithischia


Ferigolo, J. and M.C. Langer (2006). A Late Triassic dinosauriform from south Brazil and the origin of the Ornithischian predentary bone. Historical Biology.

Foster, J.R. (2013). Ecological Segregation of the Late Jurassic Stegosaurian and Iguanodontian Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation in North America: Pronounced or Subtle? PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 10(3).
Galton, P.M. (2009). Notes on Neocomian (Lower Cretaceous) ornithopod dinosaurs from England - Hypsilophodon, Valdosaurus, "Camptosaurus", "Iguanodon" - and referred specimens from Romania and elsewhere. Revue de Paleobiologie, Geneve, 28(1).
Irmis, R.B., et al. (2007). Early ornithischian dinosaurs: the Triassic record. Historical Biology, 19(1).

Maidment, S.C.R. and P.M. Barrett (2014). Osteological correlates for quadrupedality in ornithischian dinosaurs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59(1).
Maryanska, T. and H. Osmolska (1985). On Ornithischian Phylogeny. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 30(3-4).

Mateus, O. and J. Milàn (2008). Ichnological evidence for giant ornithopod dinosaurs in the Upper Jurassic Lourinhã Formation, Portugal. Oryctos, Vol.8.

Norman, D.B., L.M. Witmer and D.B. Weishampel (1991). Fourteen. Basal Ornithischia. In: Dinosaur Systematics, Approaches and Perspectives. Carpenter, K. and P.J. Currie (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Strickson, E., et al. (2016). Dynamics of dental evolution in ornithopod dinosaurs. Scientific Reports, 6:28904.

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