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Notes on Pachycephalosaurid Dinosaurs with a Revision of Ornithopod Taxonomy

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dc.contributor.author Wall, William P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-26T16:42:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-26T16:42:35Z
dc.date.issued 1976-05-28
dc.identifier.citation W.P. Wall, "Notes on Pachycephalosaurid Dinosaurs with a Revision of Ornithopod Taxonomy", Thesis, School of Arts & Sciences, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 1976. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/4249
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Previously undescribed domes of pachycephalosaurid dinosaurs are described and figured. Stegoceras browni new sp. and Gravitholus albertae new genus, new sp. are proposed for two unusual specimens from the Oldman Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Alberta. Stegoceras domes from the Judith River and Hell Creek Formations are the first record of this taxon in the United States. A large dome from the Oldman Formation of Alberta is referred to Pachycephalosaurus and is the first record of this genus in Canada. Pachycephalosaurids may have used visual clues to determine male dominance primarily with reference to the size of the dome. The endocranial cast of Yaverlandia shows a separation between the cerebrum and cerebellum, which is typical of ornithopods. However, Stegoceras and Pachyc ephalosaurus lack this separation which may be the result of head butting. A new classification of the ornithopods is presented which divides the group into five infraorders: the Hypsilophodontia, Iguanodontia, Hadrosauria Camptosauria, and Pachycephalosauria. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Dinosaur en_US
dc.subject Ornithopod taxonomy en_US
dc.subject Pachycephalosaurid en_US
dc.title Notes on Pachycephalosaurid Dinosaurs with a Revision of Ornithopod Taxonomy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department School of Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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