The dinosaurs of Transylvania

D. B. Weishampel, D. Grigorescu, D. B. Norman

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The depositional environments of the Hateg localities consist principally of alluvial fans and braided rivers. The region itself was one of many volcanic islands distributed within a broad European archipelago system. The Hateg fauna is dominated by dinosaurs, in particular Telmatosaurus, Rhabdodon, and "Struthiosaurus'. A preliminary assessment of their systematics suggests that Telmatosaurus is the most primitive hadrosaurid, Rhabdodon is a euornithopodan of uncertain affinity, and "Struthiosaurus' is one of the more primitive nodosaurids. In combination, phylogenetics, tectonics, and sedimentology suggest that the distribution of these Transylvanian taxa is due to dispersal rather than vicariance. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNational Geographic Research & Exploration
Pages196-215
Number of pages20
Volume7
Edition2
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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braided river
volcanic island
vicariance
dinosaur
alluvial fan
sedimentology
depositional environment
archipelago
fauna
phylogenetics
tectonics
distribution

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Weishampel, D. B., Grigorescu, D., & Norman, D. B. (1991). The dinosaurs of Transylvania. In National Geographic Research & Exploration (2 ed., Vol. 7, pp. 196-215)

The dinosaurs of Transylvania. / Weishampel, D. B.; Grigorescu, D.; Norman, D. B.

National Geographic Research & Exploration. Vol. 7 2. ed. 1991. p. 196-215.

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Weishampel, DB, Grigorescu, D & Norman, DB 1991, The dinosaurs of Transylvania. in National Geographic Research & Exploration. 2 edn, vol. 7, pp. 196-215.
Weishampel DB, Grigorescu D, Norman DB. The dinosaurs of Transylvania. In National Geographic Research & Exploration. 2 ed. Vol. 7. 1991. p. 196-215
Weishampel, D. B. ; Grigorescu, D. ; Norman, D. B. / The dinosaurs of Transylvania. National Geographic Research & Exploration. Vol. 7 2. ed. 1991. pp. 196-215
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