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First dinosaur from the Shan-Thai Block of SE Asia; a Jurassic sauropod from the southern peninsula of Thailand

Eric Buffetaut, Varavudh Suteethorn, Haiyan Tong and Adrijan Kosir
First dinosaur from the Shan-Thai Block of SE Asia; a Jurassic sauropod from the southern peninsula of Thailand
Journal of the Geological Society of London (May 2005) 162, Part 3: 481-484

Abstract

A vertebra collected from the Jurassic non-marine Khlong Min Formation of southern Thailand is referred to the family Euhelopodidae, a group of sauropod dinosaurs that apparently was endemic to eastern Asia during the Jurassic and Early Cretaceous, at a time when that part of the world was isolated from other land masses. The occurrence of a euhelopodid in the Jurassic of the Shan-Thai Block supports the idea of a collision of the Shan-Thai Block with the Indochina Block, thus establishing connections with "mainland Asia", early in the Mesozoic, probably before the Jurassic.


ISSN: 0016-7649
EISSN: 2041-479X
Coden: JGSLAS
Serial Title: Journal of the Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 162, Part 3
Title: First dinosaur from the Shan-Thai Block of SE Asia; a Jurassic sauropod from the southern peninsula of Thailand
Affiliation: CNRS, Paleoenvironnements et Paleobiosphere, Paris, France
Pages: 481-484
Published: 200505
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 43
Accession Number: 2005-047851
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N08°00'00" - N08°00'00", E107°00'00" - E109°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Department of Mineral Resources, THA, ThailandSlovenian Academy of Sciences, SVN, Slovenia
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200530
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