Naturwissenschaften

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 82–84

The first discovery of a brachiosaurid from the Asian continent

  • J.-D. Lim
  • L.D. Martin
  • K.-S. Baek
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s001140000201

Cite this article as:
Lim, JD., Martin, L. & Baek, KS. 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

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-D. Lim
    • 1
  • L.D. Martin
    • 1
  • K.-S. Baek
    • 2
  1. 1.Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
  2. 2.Department of Earth Science Education, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, South Korea