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Filling the biostratigraphical gap: First choristoderan from the Lower - mid-Cretaceous interval of Europe
Hildebrandstr 6, D-50739 Cologne, Germany.
Sat Matasaru 93, RO-137295 Com Matasaru, Romania;Stiftung Ruhr Museum, Fritz Schupp Allee 15, D-45141 Essen, Germany.
Nat Kunde Museum Bielefeld, Abt Geowissensch, Adenauerpl 2, D-33602 Bielefeld, Germany;Hof 9, D-51766 Engelskirchen, Germany.
Uppsala University, Music and Museums, Museum of Evolution.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3128-3141
2019 (English)In: Cretaceous research (Print), ISSN 0195-6671, E-ISSN 1095-998X, Vol. 96, p. 135-141Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Choristodera is a Glade of extinct aquatic reptiles whose fossils have been found in freshwater and marginal marine deposits from Europe, Asia and North America. The European record is the most extensive, spanning at least the Middle Jurassic to early Miocene, and incorporates the stratigraphically oldest and youngest members of the group. Despite this, there is an unexplained-70 myr gap in European choristoderan fossil occurrences. Here we fill this hiatus with the discovery of an isolated choristoderan dorsal vertebra from the lower Cenomanian 'Rotkalk' red limestone facies of the Essen Greensand Formation in Wilhelm/Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany. This specimen represents the first identifiable European choristoderan from the Kimmeridgian-Campanian interval, and displays a diagnostic state combination including an amphiplatyan centrum with synapophyses on the transverse processes that are level with the neurocentral suture. The palaeobiogeographical distribution of choristoderans thus likely transected the entire Laurasian landmass throughout the Cretaceous, with perceived stratigraphical interstices being a result of incomplete sampling. 

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ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD , 2019. Vol. 96, p. 135-141
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Choristodera, Palaeobiogeography, Mid-Cretaceous
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380431DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.12.009ISI: 000461127800012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-380431DiVA, id: diva2:1300816
Available from: 2019-03-29 Created: 2019-03-29 Last updated: 2019-03-29Bibliographically approved

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