Cretaceous amniotes from Angola: dinosaurs, pterosaurs, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and turtles: Amniotas cretácicos de Angola: dinosaurios, pterosaurios, mosasaurios, plesiosaurios y tortugas

O Mateus, M J Polcyn, Louis L. Jacobs, R Araújo, A S Schulp, J Marinheiro, B Pereira, D Vineyard

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Abstract

Although rich in Cretaceous vertebrate fossils, prior to 2005 the amniote fossil record of Angola was poorly known. Two horizons and localities have yielded the majority of the vertebrate fossils collected thus far; the Turonian Itombe Formation of Iembe in Bengo Province and the Maastrichtian Mocuio Formation of Bentiaba in Namibe Province. Amniotes of the Mesozoic of Angola are currently restricted to the Cretaceous and include eucryptodire turtles, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and dinosaurs. Recent collecting efforts have greatly expanded our knowledge of the amniote fauna of Angola and most of the taxa reported here were unknown prior to 2005.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActas de V Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su Entorno
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the V International Symposium about Dinosaur Palaeontology and their Environment
Pages2829-516
Number of pages314
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Angola
  • Africa
  • mosasaurs
  • plesiosaurs
  • turtles
  • dinosaurs
  • pterosaurs
  • Cretaceous

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