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Triassic Literature Recap - 2009

It is that time again, a list of all of the Triassic paleontological (and some geological) research that was published in 2009. A lot of this was mentioned here in previous posts and I cannot say for sure that the list is exhaustive as I've surely missed a few.

Some of you may remember that the most prolific Triassic author for 2008 was Mike Benton. For 2009 it is Cesar Schultz who is on six publications.

Abdala, F. and Smith, R. M. H. 2009. A Middle Triassic cynodont fauna from Namibia and its implications for the biogeography of Gondwana: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:837-851.

Allain, R., and E. Lang. 2009. Origine et evolution des saurischiens (Saurischian origins and evolution). Compte Rendus Palevol 8:243-256. doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2008.09.013

Arantes, B. de A., Soares, M. B. and Schultz, C. L. 2009. Clevosaurus brasiliensis (Lepidosauria, Sphenodontia) do Triassico superior do Rio Grande do Sul: anatomia postcraniana e relacoes filogeneticas. Rev. Bras. Paleontol. 12:43-54.doi:10.4072/rbp.2009.1.04

Bardola, T. P., Schmidt, I. D., Sommer, M. G., and C. L. Schultz. 2009. Ginkgophyta wood in petrified forest of the Upper Triassic from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 12:139-148. doi:10.4072/rbp.2009.2.04

Barrett, P.M., McGowan, A.J., and V. Page. 2009. Dinosaur diversity and the rock record. Procedings of the Royal Society B published online 29 April 2009. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0352

Beatty, B.L., and A.B. Heckert. 2009. A large archosauriform tooth with multiple supernumerary carinae from the Upper Triassic of New Mexico (USA), with comments on carina development and anomalies in the Archosauria. Historical Biology 21:57-65. DOI: 10.1080/08912960903154511.

Bittencourt, J. de S. and Kellner, A. W. A. 2009. The anatomy and phylogenetic position of the Triassic dinosaur Staurikosaurus pricei Colbert, 1970. Zootaxa 2079:1-56.

Brusatte, S. L., Butler, R. J., Sulej, T. and Niedzwiedzki, G. 2009. The taxonomy and anatomy of rauisuchian archosaurs from the Late Triassic of Germany and Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54:221-230.

Butler, R. J. 2009. The anatomy of the basal ornithischian dinosaur Eocursor parvus from the Lower Elliot Formation (Late Triassic) of South Africa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Published early online, doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00631.x

Butler, R. J., Barrett, P. M. and Gower, D. J. 2009. Postcranial skeletal pneumaticity and air-sacs in the earliest pterosaurs: Biology Letters 5:557-560.

Cheng, Y.-N., Holmes, R., Wu, X.-C. and Alfonso, N. 2009. Sexual dimorphism and life history of Keichousaurus hui (Reptilia: Sauropterygia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:401-408.

Clark, N. D. L. and Corrance, H. 2009 New discoveries of Isochirotherium herculis (Egerton 1838) and a reassessment of chirotheriid footprints from the Triassic of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 45:69-82.

Dalla Vecchia, F. M. 2009. Anatomy and systematics of the pterosaur Carniadactylus gen. n. rosenfeldi (Dalla Vecchia, 1995). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 115:159-188.

Damiani, R., Schoch, R.R., Hellrung, H., Werneburg, R., and S. Gastou. 2009. The plagiosaurid temnospondyl Plagiosuchus pustuliferus (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) from the Middle Triassic of Germany: anatomy and functional morphology of the skull. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 155:348-373. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00444.x

Da Silva, R.C., Carvalho, I., and A.C.S. Fernandes. 2009. Dinosaur footprints from the Triassic (Santa Maria Formation) of Brazil. Ameghiniana 45: 783-790.

Desojo, J. B. and Vizcano, S. F. 2009. Jaw biomechanics in the South American aetosaur Neoaetosauroides engaeus. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 83:499-510.

Dias-da-Silva, S., Dias, E. V. and Schultz, C. L. 2009. First record of stereospondyls (Tetrapoda, Temnospondyli) in the Upper Triassic of Southern Brazil. Gondwana Research 15:131-136.

Diedrich, C. 2009. The vertebrates of the Anisian/Landinian boundary (Middle Triassic) from Bissendorf (NW Germany) and their contribution to the anatomy, palaeoecology, and palaeobiogeography of the Germanic Basin reptiles. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 273:1-16.

Dilkes, D. and Sues, H.-D. 2009. Redescription and phylogenetic relationships of Doswellia kaltenbachi (Diapsida: Archosauriformes) from the Upper Triassic of Virgina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:58-79.

Dyke, G. J., McGowan, A.J., Nudds, R.L., and D. Smith. In Press. The shape of pterosaur evolution: evidence from the fossil record. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01682.x

Fostowicz-Frelik, L., and T. Sulej. 2009. Bone histology of Silesaurus opolensis Dzik, 2003 from the Late Triassic of Poland. Lethaia. 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00179.x

Fröbisch, J., Angielczyk, K. D. and Sidor, C. A. 2009. The Triassic dicynodont Kombuisia (Synapsida, Anomodontia) from Antarctica, a refuge from the terrestrial Periman-Triassic mass extinction. Naturwissenschaften, published online, 10pp.

Fry, P.J., Bender, B.R., and L. Turanga. 2009. A new feathered aetosaurian pseudosuchian from the Rottenhillian (?Carnian/?Norian?) of Texas. Naturama 55:235-236.

Gastaldo, R.A., Neveling, J., Clark, C.K., and S.S. Newbury. 2009. The terrestrial Permian-Triassic boundary event bed is a nonevent Geology:199-202 DOI: 10.1130/G25255A.1

Gierlinski, G.D. 2009. A preliminary report on new dinosaur tracks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous of Poland; pp. 75-90 in Salas, C.A.-P. (ed.), Actas de las IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontologia de Dinosaurios y su Entorno. Colectivo Arqueológico-Paleontológico de Salas de los Infantes, Burgos.

Gottmann-Quesda, A. and Sander, P. M. 2009. A redescription of the early archosauromorph Protorosaurus speneri Meyer, 1832, and its phylogenetic relationships: Palaeotographica Abt A 287:123-220.

Gower, D. J. and Schoch, R. R. 2009. Postcranial anatomy in the Rauisuchian archosaur Batrachotomus kupferzellensis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:103-122.

Gruszka, B. and T. Zielinski. 2008. Evidence for a very low-energy fluvial system: a case study from the dinosaur-bearing Upper Triassic rocks of Southern Poland. Geological Quarterly 52:239-252.

Jourdan, F., Marzoli A., Bertrand, H., S. Cirilli, S., Tanner, L.H., Kontak, D.J.,
McHone, G, Renne, P.R., and G. Bellieni. 2009. 40Ar/39Ar ages of CAMP in North America: Implications for the Triassic–Jurassic boundary and the 40K decay constant bias. Lithos 110:167-180. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2008.12.011

Kammerer, C.F., and K.D. Angielczyk. 2009. A proposed higher taxonomy of anomodont therapsids. Zootaxa 2018:1-24.

Klein, N. 2009. Skull morphology of Anarosaurus heterodontus (Reptilia: Sauropterygia: Pachypleurosauria) from the Lower Muschelkalk of the Germanic basin (Winterswijk, The Netherlands). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:665-676.

Klembara, J., and J. Welman. 2009. The anatomy of the palatoquadrate in the Lower Triassic Proterosuchus fergusi (Reptilia, Archosauromorpha) and its morphological transformation within the archosauriform clade. Acta Zoologica 90(3):275-284. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2008.00358.x.

Korte, C., Hesselbo, S.P., Jenkyns, H.C., Rickaby, R.E.M., and C. Spotyl. 2009. Palaeoenvironmental significance of carbon- and oxygen-isotope stratigraphy of marine Triassic–Jurassic boundary sections in SW Britain. Journal of the Geological Society, London 166:431–445. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492007-177.

Kubo, T. and Benton, M. J. 2009. Tetrapod postural shift estimated from Permian and Triassic trackways. Palaeontology 52:1029-1037.

Langer, M. C., Ezurra, M. D., Bittencourt, J. S. and Novas, F. E. 2009. The origin and early evolution of dinosaurs. Biological Review 84:1-56. doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.2009.00094.x

Li, Q. 2009. A new parasemionotid-like fish from the Lower Triassic of Jurong, Jiangsu Province, China. Palaeontology 52:369-384.

Liu, J. and Powell, J. 2009. Osteology of Andescynodon (Cynodontia: Traversodontidae) from the Middle Triassic of Argentina: American Museum Noviates 3674:1-19.

Lucas, S. G. 2009. Timing and magnitude of tetrapod extinctions across the Permo-Triassic Boundary. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 36:491-502.

Maisch, M.V., Vega, C.S., and R.R. Schoch. 2009. No dicynodont in the Keuper – a reconsideration of the occurrence of aff. Dinodontosaurus in the Middle Triassic of Southern Germany. Palaeodiversity 2:271-278.

Maganuco, S., and G. Pasini. 2009. A new specimen of trematosaurian temnospondyl from the Lower Triassic of NW Madagascar, with remarks on palatal anatomy and taxonomic affinities. Atti della Societtaliana di scienze naturali e del Museo civico di storia naturale di Milano 150:91-112.

Maganuco S., Steyer J. S., Pasini G., Boulay M., Lorrain S., Bénéteau A. & Auditore M., in press – An exquisite specimen of Edingerella madagascariensis (Temnospondyli) from the Lower Triassic of NW Madagascar; cranial anatomy, phylogeny and restorations. Memorie della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano.

Martinelli, A. G., La Fuente, M. and Abdala, F. 2009. Diademodon tetragonus Seeley, 1894 (Therapsida: Cynodontia) in the Triassic of South America and its biostratigraphic implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:852-862.

Martinez, R. N. and Alcober, O. A. 2009. A basal sauropodomorph (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Ischigualastro Formation (Triassic, Carnian) from the early evolution of sauropodomorpha. Public Library of Science (PLOS) ONE 4, 12pp.

Muttoni, G., Kent, D.V., Jadoul, F., Olsen, P.E., Rigo, M., Galli, M.T., and A. Nicora. 2009. Rhaetian magneto-biostratigraphy from the Southern Alps (Italy): Constraints on Triassic chronology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.10.014.

Nesbitt, S. L., Stocker, M. R., Small, B. J. and Downs, A. 2009. The osteology and relationships of Vancleavea campi (Reptilia: Archosauriformes): Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 157:814-864. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00530.x

Nesbitt, S. J., Irmis, R. B., Parker, W. G., Smith, N. D., Turner, A. H., and Rowe, T. 2009. Hindlimb osteology and distribution of basal dinosauromorphs from the Late Triassic of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:498-516.

Nicolas, M., and B.S. Rubidge. 2009. Changes in Permo-Triassic terrestrial tetrapod ecological representation in the Beaufort Group (Karoo Supergroup) of South Africa. Lethaia, 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00171.x.

Oliveira, T. V. de, Schultz, C. L. and Soares, M. B. 2009. A partial skeleton of Chinquodon (Cynodontia, Chinquodontidae) from the Brazilian Middle Triassic. Rev. Bras. Palaeont, 12:113-122.

Rayfield, E. J., Barrett, P. M. and Milner, A. R. 2009. Utility and validity of Middle and Late Triassic 'land vertebrate faunachrons'. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29:80-87.

Reichel, M., Schultz, C. L. and Soares, M. B. 2009. A new traversodontid cynodont (Therapsida, Eucynodontia) from the Middle Triassic Santa Maria Formation of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Palaeontology 52:229-250.

Renesto, S. and Lucas, S. G. 2009. Cynodont teeth from the Carnian (Late Triassic) of northern Italy. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54:357-360.

Renesto, S. C., Spielmann, J. A. and Lucas, S. G. 2009. The oldest record of drepanosaurids (Reptilia, Diapsida) from the Late Triassic (Adamanian Placerias Quarry, Arizona, USA) and the stratigraphic range of the Drepanosauridae: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 252:315-325.

Shang, Q.-H. and Li, C. 2009. On the occurrence of the ichthyosaur Shastasaurus in the Guanling Biota (Late Triassic), Guizhou, China. Vertebrate PalAsiatica 47:178-193.

Spielmann, J.A., Lucas, S.G., Heckert, A.B., Rinehart, L.F., and H. R. Richards III. 2009. Redescription of Spinosuchus caseanus (Archosauromorpha: Trilophosauridae) from the Upper Triassic of North America. Palaeodiversity 2: 283–313.

Stock Da-Rosa, A. A., Piniero, G., Dias-Da-Silva, S. Cisneros, J. C., Feltrin, F. F., and L. W. Neto. 2009. Bica São Tomé, a new fossiliferous site for the Lower Triassic of Southern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 12:67-76. doi: 10.4072/rbp.2009.1.06

Tsuji L. A. and J. Muller. 2009. Assembling the history of the Parareptilia: phylogeny, diversification, and a new definition of the clade. Fossil Record 12:71-81. DOI 10.1002/mmng.200800011

Veiga de Oliveira, T., Schultz, C. L., and M. B. Soares. 2009. A partial skeleton of Chiniquodon (Cynodontia, Chiniquodontidae) from the Brazilian Middle Triassic. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 12: 113-122. doi:10.4072/rbp.2009.2.02

Wu, X.-C., Cheng, Y.-N., Sato, T. and Shan, H.-Y. 2009. Miodentosaurus brevis Cheng et al., 2007 (Diapsida: Thalattosauria): its postcranial skeleton and phylogenetic relationships: Vertebrata PalAsiatica 47:1-20.

Zaghloul, M.N., Critelli, S., Perri, F., Mongelli, G., Perrone, V., Sonnino, M., Tucker, M., Aiello, M., and Ventimiglia, C. 2009. Depositional systems, composition and geochemistry of Triassic rifted-continental margin redbeds of the Internal Rif Chain, Morocco. Sedimentology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2009.01080.x.

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