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April Recap

Back on April 1st I noted that this month had the potential to be the best month ever for Triassic vertebrate paleontology. Unfortunately several items did not materialize during the month like I had supposed such as Sterling Nesbitt's new massive archosaur phylogeny and the special volume on early dinosaurs based on the SVP symposium in Bristol awhile back. Hopefully these will be out next month, but I still think it was a pretty good month for Triassic vertebrate paleontology. Here is a recap of what we saw in April:

April 1 - Nine articulated and associated rauisuchian skeletons from Brazil (Decuriasuchus quartacolonia).

April 12 - A new basal theropod from the Chinle Formation (Daemonosaurus chauliodus).

April 18 - Reassessment of the Middle Triassic rauisuchian archosaurs Ticinosuchus ferox and Stagonosuchus nyassicus.

April 25 - A new nearly complete articulated skeleton of the bipedal pseudosuchian Poposaurus gracilis from the Upper Triassic of Utah.

April 25 - Redescription of the Lower Triassic Therocephalian synapsid Olivierosuchus parringtoni. 

April 29 - New postcranial material of the rauisuchian Saurosuchus galilei from the Late Triassic of Argentina.

I also had a record number of hits ever for this month mainly based on the Daemonosaurus post and the following three posts. Thanks to everyone for their interest and there is much more to come.

April 27 - Dinosaurs Are Crurotarsans.

April 8 - The Laws of Fieldwork.

April 1 - Triassic officially loses status as the first period of the Age of Dinosaurs because it just doesn't have many.

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