Friday, October 11, 2013

[Paleontology • 2013] Normanniasaurus genceyi • A new sauropod from the Albian of Le Havre (Normandy, northwestern France)

A sauropod from the Albian of Normandy (northwestern France) is described as a new genus and species of basal Titanosauria, Normanniasaurus genceyiN. genceyi shares several primitive characters with slightly younger basal Titanosauria such as Epachthosaurus and Andesaurus. It can be distinguished from other Albian sauropods of Western Europe. The late Early Cretaceous radiation of basal Titanosauria in South America, Europe and Africa is discussed.

Keywords: Sauropoda, Titanosauria, Albian, Cretaceous, France, Normanniasaurus

Caudal vertebrae Normanniasaurus genceyi


Jean Le Loeuff, Suravech Suteethorn & Eric Buffetaut, 2013. A new sauropod from the Albian of Le Havre (Normandy, France). Oryctos. 10, 23-30.