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Johan Lindgren

Johan Lindgren

Senior lecturer

Johan Lindgren

The first neoceratopsian dinosaur remains from Europe

Author

  • Johan Lindgren
  • Philip J. Currie
  • Mikael Siverson
  • Jan Rees
  • Peter Cederstrom
  • Filip Lindgren

Summary, in English

Shallow marine, nearshore strata of earliest Campanian (Gonioteuthis granulataquadrata belemnite Zone) and latest Early Campanian (informal Belemnellocamax mammillatus belemnite zone) age in the Kristianstad Basin, southern Sweden, have yielded isolated leptoceratopsid teeth and vertebrae, representing the first record of horned dinosaurs from Europe. The new leptoceratopsid occurrence may support a European dispersal route for the Leptoceratopsidae, or may represent an entirely endemic population. The presence of leptoceratopsid teeth in shallow marine deposits contradicts previous hypotheses suggesting that basal neoceratopsians mainly preferred and and/or semi-arid habitats far from coastal areas.

Department/s

  • Lithosphere and Biosphere Science

Publishing year

2007

Language

English

Pages

929-937

Publication/Series

Palaeontology

Volume

50

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Geology

Keywords

  • teeth
  • vertebrae
  • Sweden
  • neoceratopsia
  • leptoceratopsidae
  • campanian
  • ceratopsia

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1475-4983