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A new paper is available that will shed new light on Late Cretaceous titanosauriform evolution in Laurasia:

 

http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03602-2#Sec4

 

The titanosaur fauna from Late Cretaceous Europe has been well documented in the literature over the generations, but the discovery of a basal titanosauriform tooth in Santonian-age sediments in Hungary is important because it fills a gap in the fossil record of post-Cenomanian, pre-late Campanian European titanosauriforms and suggests that Late Cretaceous non-titanosaur somphospondylians may have been more widespread in Laurasia than previously thought because the discovery of sauropod remains from the Bissekty Formation of Uzbekistan shows that some latest Cretaceous European titanosaurs may have evolved from a central Asian ancestor.    

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