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Journal of Earth Science

, Volume 21, Supplement 1, pp 198–203 | Cite as

Osteoderms of Pakisauridae and Balochisauridae (Titanosauria, Sauropoda, Dinosauria) in Pakistan

  • M. Sadiq MalkaniEmail author
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Abstract

The four types of dermal armour bones/osteoderms and scutes of Balochisauridae and Pakisauridae (Titanosauria) were found as fragmentary in the latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Vitakri Formation of Sulaiman basin in Pakistan. Larger and smaller osteoderms from Pakistan provide a further opportunity for correlation with the armor bones already discovered from Madagascar, Argentina, Brazil, France, Malawi, Romania and Spain.

Key Words

osteoderm armour plate Pakisauridae Balochisauridae latest Cretaceous Pakistan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paleontology and Stratigraphy BranchGeological Survey of PakistanQuettaPakistan

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