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Giant Dromaeosaurid from North Carolina


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Always like to see discoveries of dinosaur material from the east coast especially from North Carolina.  Here, the first definitive occurrence of a dromaeosaurid from the Tar Heel Formation is reported on the basis of a tooth from a fairly large member of that group.

The tooth described in the paper is intermediate in size between those of smaller dromaeosaurids like Saurornitholestes and gigantic forms like Dakotaraptor.    

 

https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-a-giant-dromaeosaurid-from-north-carolina-cretaceous-research/

 

Paywalled paper 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118301253

 

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sixgill pete

Interesting. Need to find me a copy of this. I have seen several similar teeth from one N.C. location. 

 

 

@SailingAlongToo thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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19 hours ago, Troodon said:

 

WOW! Just WOW!!!

 

The cited references and bibliography read like a who's who of dino stuff and gives me many hours of suggested reading materials for cold, wet winter days!!!!!

@sixgill pete Got an itch I need to scratch soon (figuratively).  Want to tag along?

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19 hours ago, Troodon said:

 

WOW! Just WOW!!!

 

The cited references and bibliography read like a who's who of dino stuff and gives me many hours of suggested reading materials for cold, wet winter days!!!!!

@sixgill pete and @MikeR Got an itch I need to scratch soon (figuratively).  Want to tag along?

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