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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Goyocephale, Colepiocephale, Stenopelix

Alex Tucker9 Page
11 Nov 2016
8
Basal forms & 2 major clades of marginocephalia (ceratopsians & Pachycephalosaurs) are united by having a shelf of bone that extends over back of skull
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Hypsilophodon, Dryosaurus, Iguanodon

Alex Tucker5 Page
11 Nov 2016
7
Most diverse & numerous group of all dinosaurs. Lived from jurassic to end of cretaceous (when dinosaurs went extinct) Geographic distribution = covere
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Sauropoda, Sichuan, Diplodocoidea

Alex Tucker6 Page
4 Jan 2017
4
Sophisticated physiological changes for large size evolve early, w/ little change afterward for 140 my. Teeth w/ simple crowns that were triangular, sp
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Tatisaurus, Lower Lufeng Series, Osteoderm

Alex Tucker5 Page
11 Nov 2016
5
The basic characteristic which defines an ornithiscian dinosaur (as opposed to a. Surischian dinosaur) is the general configurations of pelvic bones. I
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Dashanpu Formation, Lexovisaurus, Dzungaria

Alex Tucker6 Page
11 Nov 2016
5
Dorsal plates of thyreophorans were not connected to skeleton in any way. Osteoderms are bony plates embedded in skin, & thus could well have swayed w/
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Sauropelta, Nodosauridae, Ankylosauria

Alex Tucker4 Page
11 Nov 2016
2
Quadrupedal dinosaurs encased in plates & spines. Mid-size dinos, rarely more than 5 m in length limbs different lengths, w/ hind limb as much as 150%
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture 4: Who are the Dinosaurs?: Dinosaur Origins (Day 4)

Alex Tucker4 Page
7 Oct 2016
11
At end of paleozoic era, ~ 250 million years ago, all the continents were coalesced into a mega-continent we call pangaea. Interior areas of that conti
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Argentinosaurus, Carnotaurus, Gasparinisaura

Alex Tucker10 Page
1 Oct 2016
7
Hogback = narrow ridge w/ steep slopes. Slope on 1 side of ridge would be top of what had been an originally horizontally orientated layer of (usually)
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture 3: Mesozoic Climate & Plant Life (Day 3)

Alex Tucker6 Page
7 Oct 2016
4
Pangaea formed during later part of paleozoic era. All during the paleozoic era, (from ~ 540 245 million years ago) the continental masses, because of
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U OF OGEOL 305BaxterFall

GEOL 305 Lecture 10: Intro to Saurischian Prosauropoda (Day 10)

Alex Tucker6 Page
11 Nov 2016
3
Includes smallest & largest of dinosaurs, & all of meat-eating dinosaurs. Many meat-eaters have fossil evidence for feathers. Even though there is grea
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