Naturwissenschaften

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 82–84

The first discovery of a brachiosaurid from the Asian continent

Authors

  • J.-D. Lim
    • Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
  • L.D. Martin
    • Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
  • K.-S. Baek
    • Department of Earth Science Education, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, South Korea
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s001140000201

Cite this article as:
Lim, J., Martin, L. & Baek, K. Naturwissenschaften (2001) 88: 82. doi:10.1007/s001140000201

Abstract.

Described here is a sauropod tooth from the Early Cretaceous of South Korea, similar to Brachiosaurus. The crown of the tooth is beveled off lingually so that when worn it presents a chisel-like edge. This find confirms the presence of a brachiosaurid in East Asia during the Early Cretaceous.

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© Springer-Verlag 2001