A dinosaur fauna from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of northern Sudan

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dc.contributor.author Rauhut, Oliver W M
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T08:52:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T08:52:41Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/16451
dc.description.abstract A dinosaur fauna from the Cenomanian of northern Sudan (Wadi Milk Formation) is described. It comprises at least nine, probably ten to eleven taxa: a dicraeosaurid, a titanosaurid and another undetermined sauropod (possibly a titanosaurid), two charcharodontosaurids, a dromaeosaurid, a probable hypsilophodontid and two iguanodontian ornithopods. It is one of the most diverse dinosaur faunas known from the Cretaceous of Africa. The environment was probably a semiarid savanna with some rivers, lined by dense vegetation, with abundant sauropods, less abundant theropods and rare ornithopods. Gigantic carcharodontosaurids were at the top of the food chain. At the present state of knowledge, the dinosaur fauna from the middle to late Cretaceous of Africa can be characterized by the presence of carcharodontosaurids, spinosaurids, titanosaurids, diplodocoids, and possibly iguanodontian ornithopods. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Council's Research Committe, University of the Witwatersrand; National Science Foundation; EC, TMR grant ERBFMBICT 961013; DFG grant Kr 477/11 “Sudan-Wirbeltiere” en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject cretaceous en_ZA
dc.subject Dinosauria en_ZA
dc.subject palaeoecology en_ZA
dc.subject palaeobiogeography en_ZA
dc.title A dinosaur fauna from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of northern Sudan en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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