Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, 69:475

First record of the family Dromaeosauridae (Dinosauria: Theropoda) in the Cretaceous of Gondwana (Wadi Milk Formation, northern Sudan)

  • Oliver W. M. Rauhut
  • Christa Werner
Article

Abstract

The Cenomanian Wadi Milk Formation in Sudan yielded a rich continental vertebrate fauna. Apart from big theropod fragments, some disarticulated elements of a pes and a tooth indicate the presence of a dromaeosaurid theropod in the Late Cretaceous of Sudan. This is the first record of this theropod family from Gondwanian continents.

Kurzfassung

Die cenomane Wadi Milk Formation des Sudan lieferte eine reiche kontinentale Wirbeltierfauna. Neben Fragmenten von großen Theropoden verweisen disartikulierte Fußphalangen-Elemente und ein Zahn auf die Existenz von dromaeosauriden Theropoden in der Oberkreide des Sudan; damit ist diese Theropodenfamilie zum ersten Mal auf den Gondwana-Kontinenten nachgewiesen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver W. M. Rauhut
    • 1
  • Christa Werner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PaläontologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.SFB 69, TU BerlinBerlinGermany

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