Ostéologie de Zalmoxes shqiperorum (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda), d'après de nouveaux spécimens du Crétacé supérieur de Nǎlaţ-Vad (Roumanie)

Translated title of the contribution: Osteology of zalmoxes shqiperorum (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda), based on new specimens from the Upper Cretaceous of Nǎlat,-Vad (Romania)

Pascal Godefroit, Vlad Codrea, David B. Weishampel

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Abstract

Nǎlaţ-Vad is a new fossil locality discovered in 2002 in the Sǎnpetru Formation (Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous) of the Haţeg Basin (Transylvania, Romania). This site has, among others, yielded the most complete skeleton that can be referred to the ornithopods dinosaur Zalmoxes shqiperorum Weishampel, Jianu, Cziki & Norman, 2003, but also isolated elements belonging to both juveniles and adult individuals. This material provides new information about the anatomy of Z. shqiperorum, and about the interand intraspecific variability within Zalmoxes. Zalmoxes robustus (Nopsca, 1902) and Z. shqiperorum were apparently sympatric species in Transylvania by latest Cretaceous time. The co-existence in the same locality of two closely-related species is not an isolated case among ornithopod dinosaurs.

Translated title of the contributionOsteology of zalmoxes shqiperorum (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda), based on new specimens from the Upper Cretaceous of Nǎlat,-Vad (Romania)
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)525-553
Number of pages29
JournalGeodiversitas
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Dinosauria
  • Eg basin
  • Haţ
  • Ornithopoda
  • Sympatry
  • Upper Cretaceous
  • Zalmoxes shqiperorum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Palaeontology

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