The year 2017 in archosaur paleontology was eventful. Archosaurs include the only living dinosaur group — birds — and the reptile crocodilians, plus all extinct dinosaurs, extinct crocodilian relatives, and pterosaurs. Archosaur palaeontology is the scientific study of those animals, especially as they existed before the Holocene Epoch began about 11,700 years ago. The year 2017 in paleontology included various significant developments regarding archosaurs.
This article records new taxa of fossilarchosaurs of every kind that have been described during the year 2017, as well as other significant discoveries and events related to paleontology of archosaurs that occurred in the year 2017.
A study on the evolution of forelimb anatomy, musculature and joint ranges of motion from early archosaurs to sauropodomorph dinosaurs based on data from Mussaurus patagonicus and extant freshwater crocodile is published by Otero et al. (2017).
A study on the evolutionary history and ecological correlates of bone ornamentation in extant and extinct pseudosuchians is published by Clarac et al. (2017).
A redescription of the anatomy of the postcranial skeleton of Gracilisuchus stipanicicorum and a study on the phylogenetic relationships of the species is published by Lecuona, Desojo & Pol (2017).
A study on the impact of sea level variations and sea surface temperatures on the evolution of marine crocodylomorphs published by Martin et al. (2014) is re-evaluated by Jouve et al. (2017) on the basis of an updated dataset.
A description of the anatomy of the postcranial skeleton of Campinasuchus dinizi based on five specimens is published by Cotts et al. (2017).
A study on the anatomy of the pectoral girdle and forelimb bones of Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi, as well as its implications for the locomotion habits of the animal, is published by Tavares et al. (2017).
Studies on the phylogenetic relationships of the dinosaurs are published by Baron, Norman & Barrett (2017) and Parry, Baron & Vinther (2017), recovering sister-group relationship between Ornithischia and Theropoda; the study of Baron, Norman & Barrett (2017) is subsequently reexamined by Langer et al. (2017).
An investigation into common approaches used to identify sexual dimorphism in the fossil record is published by Mallon (2017), who argues that the available evidence precludes the detection of sexual dimorphism in non-avian dinosaurs.
A study on the possible reasons why sexual dimorphism is rarely detected in non-avian dinosaurs, indicated by body-size data from the American alligator and the greater rhea, is published by Hone & Mallon (2017).
A study on the impact of large herbivorous dinosaurs on global nutrient availability in the Cretaceous as indicated by remnant plant material (coal deposits) is published by Doughty (2017).
A study on changes in morphological and biomechanical diversity of the mandibles of herbivorous dinosaurs through time, as well as its implications for the relationship between jaw shape, function, and ecological evolutionary drivers in the evolution of herbivorous dinosaurs, is published by MacLaren et al. (2017).
A study on the anatomical diversity of the jugal bone in dinosaurs and its evolution is published by Sullivan & Xu (2017).
A re-evaluation of the purported Triassic dinosaur fossils from Poland discovered prior to the description of Silesaurus opolensis is published by Skawiński et al. (2017), who interpret Velocipes guerichi as a theropod dinosaur.
A study on the relationship between step width and speed (stride length) in Late Triassic theropod trackways, its implications for non-avian theropod locomotion and for how it compared to bird and human locomotion is published by Bishop et al. (2017).
A study on the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of the Late Jurassic theropod dinosaurs known from the isolated teeth recovered from the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) is published by Malafaia et al. (2017).
A study on the relations between the tooth size, shape and position on the skull and mandible and the bite force of theropod dinosaurs is published by Monfroy (2017).
A study on the ontogenetic changes in the skeleton of Limusaurus inextricabilis as indicated by the anatomy of the skeletons of 19 specimens representing six ontogenetic stages is published by Wang et al. (2017).
New description of the morphology of Pycnonemosaurus nevesi and a study of the phylogenetic relationships of the species is published by Delcourt (2017).
Detailed maps of the musculature of the forelimbs of Majungasaurus crenatissimus are created by Burch (2017).
A review of taxonomy and revised definitions of members of the family Spinosauridae, as well as a study on their ecology and behaviour is published by Hone & Holtz (2017).
A partial spinosaurid tooth is described from the Early Cretaceous (Berriasian–Valanginian) Feliz Deserto Formation (Brazil) by Sales et al. (2017), representing the oldest known occurrence of a spinosaurid from South America so far.
A reappraisal of spinosaurid skull materials from Brazil is published by Sales & Schultz (2017), who interpret the holotype specimens of Irritator challengeri and Angaturama limai as fossils of different individuals.
Description of a series of tail vertebrae of Allosaurus fragilis, preserving sulci interpreted as origin attachment sites of the caudofemoralis longus muscle, is published by Cau & Serventi (2017).
A description of the preserved fossil integument of tyrannosaurid theropods, confirming presence of scaly skin, is published by Bell et al. (2017).
A study on the lateral grooves in the dentaries of albertosaurine tyrannosaurids is published by Rothschild & Naples (2017), who interpret the grooves as indicating that albertosaurines had a sensory organ analogous to the lateral line of fish, which might have helped in determining the direction of the wind (and thus determining the origin of a detected smells).
A study on the feeding behaviour of Tyrannosaurus rex and the factors that enabled members of this species to pulverize bones before eating them is published by Gignac & Erickson (2017).
A study on the running abilities of Tyrannosaurus rex is published by Sellers et al. (2017).
Putative therizinosaur tracks are described from the Late Cretaceous of Morocco by Masrour, Lkebir & Pérez-Lorente (2017).
A study on the histology of the teeth of Suzhousaurus megatherioides and Falcarius utahensis, as well as on its implications for the evolution of therizinosaur teeth, is published by Button et al. (2017).
A specimen of the tick species Cornupalpatum burmanicum entangled in a pennaceous feather of an early bird or non-avian pennaraptoran theropod is described from the Cretaceous amber from Myanmar by Peñalver et al. (2017).
An isolated sauropodomorph tooth with a combination of features present in non-sauropod sauropodomorphs and sauropods is described from the Jurassic Cañadón Asfalto Formation (Argentina) by Becerra, Gomez & Pol (2017).
Reconstruction of the braincase of Saturnalia tupiniquim, based on a specimen preserving skull elements (including the bones that form the braincase), is presented by Bronzati et al. (2017).
A study on the complexity pattern of the neurocentral sutures in the vertebrae of Spinophorosaurus nigerensis and its implications for the stress distribution in the vertebrae of this sauropod is published by Fronimos & Wilson (2017).
A study on the bifurcated spines in the neck vertebrae of diplodocid sauropods, their implications for the reconstruction of soft tissues associated with bifurcated spines and on the neck posture of diplodocid sauropods, is published by Woodruff (2017).
A study on the morphological and histological features of the skeleton that can be used to determine maturity in diplodocid sauropods is published by Woodruff, Fowler & Horner (2017).
A study on the postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in rebbachisaurid sauropods, based primarily on the vertebrae of Katepensaurus goicoecheai, is published by Ibiricu et al. (2017), who report a form of pneumacity that has not previously been observed in sauropods.
New information on the anatomy of the lectotype specimen of Lusotitan atalaiensis and a study on the phylogenetic relationships of the species is published by Mocho, Royo-Torres & Ortega (2017).
Description of new fossils referrable to the type individual of Austrosaurus mckillopi and reassessment of the fossil material attributed to members of this species is published by Poropat et al. (2017).
A study on the histology of the bony structures found with the holotype specimen of Agustinia ligabuei is published by Bellardini & Cerda (2017), who argue that these structures are not osteoderms and that there is no evidence of the presence of dermal armor in Agustinia.
Bone abnormalities (interpreted as pathologies) present in the skeleton of the type specimen of Bonitasaura salgadoi are described by Gonzalez, Gallina & Cerda (2017).
A study on the internal anatomy of the titanosaur osteoderms recovered from the Late Cretaceous site of Lo Hueco (Spain) and the function of titanosaur dermal armor is published by Vidal et al. (2017).
A description of new fossil material of Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (an articulated series of cervical vertebrae from Big Bend National Park, Texas) and a study of phylogenetic relationships of this species is published by Tykoski & Fiorillo (2017).
A study on the osteology and positional assignment of the dorsal vertebrae of Dreadnoughtus schrani is published by Voegele, Lamanna & Lacovara (2017).
A study on pathologic titanosaurian eggs from several Upper Cretaceous basins in southwestern Europe is published by Sellés, Vila & Galobart (2017), who interpret the abundance of abnormal eggs as probably caused by a dinosaur faunal replacement at the end of early Maastrichtian (circa 71-70 million years ago).
A redescription of the postcranial material of Lesothosaurus diagnosticus is published by Baron, Norman & Barrett (2017), who argue that Stormbergia dangershoeki is most likely a junior synonym of L. diagnosticus.
A well-preserved stegosaurian sacrum with paired ilia, referred to the species Wuerhosaurus ordosensis and providing new information on the anatomy of the pelvic girdle of the taxon, is described from the Lower CretaceousLuohandong Formation (China), is described by Hou & Ji (2017), who interpret the finding as confirming that Wuerhosaurus ordosensis and Wuerhosaurus homheni are different species.
A study on the ornithischian teeth known from the Upper Cretaceous Csehbánya Formation (Hungary) is published by Virág & Ősi (2017), attributing some of the teeth to the genus Mochlodon and some to the genus Ajkaceratops (the first teeth that can provisionally be referred to the latter genus).
A study on the individual variation in the morphology of the postcranial skeleton of Iguanodon bernissartensis is published by Verdú et al. (2017), who consider Delapparentia turolensis to be impossible to distinguish from Iguanodon species based on the available material.
A study on the morphological diversity of the snouts and frills of the ceratopsians, as well as on the skull and jaw shape changes in the evolution of the group is published by Maiorino et al. (2017).
A study on the microstructure and chemistry of a fossil rib of Koreanosaurus boseongenesis, its hosting mudstone, and the boundary in-between, intending to establish the factors that contributed to diagenesis and the preservation of fossil bone, is published by Kim et al. (2017).
A study on the method allowing estimation of wing loading and aspect ratio in Mesozoic birds and on flight modes that were possible for Mesozoic birds is published by Serrano et al. (2017).
A study on whether sternal keel length and ilium length were correlated in bird evolution, based on data from extant birds and Mesozoic birds, is published by Zhao, Liu and Li (2017).
A study on the impact of varying oxygen concentrations, global temperatures and air densities on the flight performance of extinct birds and on major diversification events which took place during the evolution of birds is published by Serrano et al. (2017).
A study on the morphological characteristics and evolution of the pygostyle and tail feathers in Early Cretaceous birds and closely related non-avian theropods is published by Wang & O'Connor (2017).
A study estimating values of body weight, wing span and wing area of the trackmakers of the Cretaceous ichnotaxaArchaeornithipus meijidei, Hwangsanipes choughi and Yacoraitichnus avis is published by Tanaka (2017).
A well-preserved skull of a juvenile specimen of Sapeornis chaoyangensis is described by Wang et al. (2017), preserving what the authors consider to be the complete dentition.
A study on the flight capabilities of Sapeornis chaoyangensis is published by Serrano & Chiappe (2017).
A study on the relationship between the oxygen isotope composition of bird bone phosphate and that of the drinking water of birds, as well as on implications of applying the discovered equation to Confuciusornis and to the Miocene and Pliocene penguins from Peru, is published by Amiot et al. (2017).
A specimen of Confuciusornis sanctus with tendon- and cartilage-like tissues preserved around its ankle joint (with microstructure evident at the cellular level) is described by Jiang et al. (2017).
A complete description of the skeletal anatomy of Chiappeavis magnapremaxillo, suggesting that rectricial bulbs were present in basal members of the enantiornithines, is published by O'Connor et al. (2017).
A specimen of the enantiornithine Pterygornis dapingfangensis with a completely fused carpometacarpus and pelvis is described by Wang, Li & Zhou (2017), who also study the evolution of the manus and pelvis fusions in nonavian theropods, enantiornithines and ornithuromorphs.
Nearly half of a hatchling of an enantiornithine with preserved soft tissue is described from the Cretaceous Burmese amber by Xing et al. (2017).
Description of the fossilized outer cones, rods, oil droplets and pigment epithelium preserved in an eye of an enantiornithine specimen from the Lower Cretaceous of China, and a study on their implications for inferring enantiornithine vision, is published by Tanaka et al. (2017).
A new specimen of the Early Cretaceous species Archaeorhynchus spathula is described by Wang and Zhou (2017).
A revision of ratite museum fossil specimens from Argentina, indicating presence of non-rheid ratites in South America during Paleogene and Miocene, is published by Agnolin (2017).
A study on ancient DNA recovered from late Pleistoceneratite eggshell samples from India is published by Jain et al. (2017), providing the first molecular evidence for the presence of ostriches in India.
A study on the phylogenetic relationships of fossil birds, focusing on resolving the relationships of giant flightless members of Galloanseres, is published by Worthyet al. (2017).
A study establishing criteria for assessing presence or absence of flight ability in fossil anatids, as well as assessing flight abilities of fossil anatids based on the constructed rules, is published by Watanabe (2017).
Two parallel trackways produced by a guineafowl or a member of the family Phasianidae, rendered visible by the layer of biofilm, are described from the Pleistocene Waenhuiskrans Formation (South Africa) by Helm et al. (2017), representing the longest identified fossil avian trackways in the region.
A study on the morphological adaptations linked to substrate preference and locomotory mode in the hindlimbs of phorusrhacids is published by Degrange (2017).
Limb elements of a single specimen of a middle-sized terror bird are described from the Miocene of northwestern Argentina by Vezzosi & Noriega (2017), who interpret this specimen as a member of the genus Mesembriornis belonging or related to the species M. milneedwardsi.
Restudy of the holotype specimen of the putative MioceneseriemaNoriegavis santacrucensis is published by Noriega & Mayr (2017), who reinterpret this specimen as a member of the falconid genus Thegornis of uncertain specific assignment.
An incomplete left tarsometatarsus of a penguin from the Late Eocene La Meseta Formation of Seymour Island, Antarctica is described by Jadwiszczak & Mörs, (2017). they report on a recently collected large-sized tarsometatarsus from this formation that represents a new morphotype. They are convinced that the morphotype corresponds to a new species, but the material is too scarce for a taxonomic act.
A new skull of a medium-sized penguin is described from the late Eocene Submeseta Formation of Seymour Island, Antarctica by Haidr & Acosta Hospitaleche (2017), who also study the differences in proportions between skull and postcranial skeletons of Eocene and modern penguins.
Description of new penguin fossils from different levels of the Eocene La Meseta and Submeseta formations, including the most complete beak of a penguin from Antarctica, and a study on the dietary habits of these penguins as indicated by the morphology of the mandibles and maxillary remains, is published by Haidr & Acosta Hospitaleche (2017).
A bird of uncertain phylogenetic placement with a shorebird-like beak. The type species is V. longihallucis.
A study on the body size evolution in pterosaurs, especially on whether Bergmann's rule can be shown to apply to pterosaurs, is published by Villalobos et al. (2017).
A study on the occurrence of competition and ecological separation between pterosaurs and birds as indicated by analyses of functionally equivalent morphological characters of lower jaw, fore- and hindlimbs is published by Chan (2017).
A study on the differences between soft-tissue structure and attachments articulating skeletal joints of Rhamphorhynchus and Pterodactylus as indicated by known skeletons of members of both taxa is published by Beardmore, Lawlor & Hone (2017).
An accumulation of hundreds of eggs (some of which contain embryonic remains) of Hamipterus tianshanensis is reported from the Lower Cretaceous of China by Wang et al. (2017), who interpret the finding as evidence of colonial nesting and potential nesting site fidelity in pterosaurs, and argue that the hatchlings might have been flightless and not as precocial as previously thought.
A redescription of the holotype specimen of Jidapterus edentus and a study on the taxonomic validity, phylogenetic relationships and paleoecology of the species is published by Wu, Zhou & Andres (2017).
A description of a neck vertebra of a probable member of the genus Hatzegopteryx recovered from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Sebeş Formation (Romania) and a study on the implications of the vertebra's anatomy for the neck length and ecology of Hatzegopteryx is published by Naish & Witton (2017).
^F. Clarac; V. De Buffrénil; C. Brochu; J. Cubo (2017). "The evolution of bone ornamentation in Pseudosuchia: morphological constraints versus ecological adaptation". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 121 (2): 395–408. doi:10.1093/biolinnean/blw034.
^Agustina Lecuona; Julia B. Desojo; Diego Pol (2017). "New information on the postcranial skeleton of Gracilisuchus stipanicicorum (Archosauria: Suchia) and reappraisal of its phylogenetic position". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (3): 638–677. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx011.
^Torsten M. Scheyer; Hans-Dieter Sues (2017). "Expanded dorsal ribs in the Late Triassic pseudosuchian reptile Euscolosuchus olseni". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 37 (1): e1248768. doi:10.1080/02724634.2017.1248768.
^Sterling Nesbitt; Julia B. Desojo (2017). "The osteology and phylogenetic position of Luperosuchus fractus (Archosauria: Loricata) from the latest Middle Triassic or earliest Late Triassic of Argentina". Ameghiniana. 54 (3): 261–282. doi:10.5710/AMGH.09.04.2017.3059.
^Nicole Klein; Christian Foth; Rainer R. Schoch (2017). "Preliminary observations on the bone histology of the Middle Triassic pseudosuchian archosaur Batrachotomus kupferzellensis reveal fast growth with laminar fibrolamellar bone tissue". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 37 (4): e1333121. doi:10.1080/02724634.2017.1333121.
^Octávio Mateus; Marco Marzola; Anne S. Schulp; Louis L. Jacobs; Michael J. Polcyn; Vladimir Pervov; António Olímpio Gonçalves; Maria Luisa Morais (2017). "Angolan ichnosite in a diamond mine shows the presence of a large terrestrial mammaliamorph, a crocodylomorph, and sauropod dinosaurs in the Early Cretaceous of Africa". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 471: 220–232. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.12.049.
^Eric W. Wilberg (2017). "Investigating patterns of crocodyliform cranial disparity through the Mesozoic and Cenozoic". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 189–208. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlw027.
^Leonardo Cotts; André Eduardo Piacentini Pinheiro; Thiago da Silva Marinho; Ismar de Souza Carvalho; Fabio Di Dario (2017). "Postcranial skeleton of Campinasuchus dinizi (Crocodyliformes, Baurusuchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Brazil, with comments on the ontogeny and ecomorphology of the species". Cretaceous Research. 70: 163–188. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2016.11.003.
^Sandra Aparecida Simionato Tavares; Fresia Ricardi Branco; Ismar de Souza Carvalho; Lara Maldanis (2017). "The morphofunctional design of Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi (Crocodyliformes, Upper Cretaceous) of the Bauru Basin, Brazil". Cretaceous Research. 79: 64–76. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2017.07.003.
^Joseph A. Frederickson; Joshua E. Cohen; Tyler C. Hunt; Richard L. Cifelli (2017). "A new occurrence of Dakotasuchus kingi from the Late Cretaceous of Utah, USA, and the diagnostic utility of postcranial characters in Crocodyliformes". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 62 (2): 279–286. doi:10.4202/app.00338.2016.
^Yanina Herrera; Marta S. Fernández; Susana G. Lamas; Lisandro Campos; Marianella Talevi; Zulma Gasparini (2017). "Morphology of the sacral region and reproductive strategies of Metriorhynchidae: a counter-inductive approach". Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 106 (4): 247–255. doi:10.1017/S1755691016000165.
^Mariana Valéria de Araújo Sena; Rafael César Lima Pedroso de Andrade; Renan Alfredo Machado Bantim; Juliana Manso Sayão; José Antonio Barbosa; Gustavo Ribeiro de Oliveira (2017). "New dyrosaurid remains (Crocodyliformes, Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Paleocene of the Paraíba Basin, NE Brazil". Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia. 20 (3): 345–354. doi:10.4072/rbp.2017.3.06.
^Jorge Cubo; Meike Köhler; Vivian de Buffrenil (2017). "Bone histology of Iberosuchus macrodon (Sebecosuchia, Crocodylomorpha)". Lethaia. 50 (4): 495–503. doi:10.1111/let.12203.
^Grant J. Field; David M. Martill (2017). "Unusual soft tissue preservation in the Early Cretaceous (Aptian) crocodile cf. Susisuchus from the Crato Formation of north east Brazil". Cretaceous Research. 75: 179–192. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2017.04.001.
^Hongyu Yi; Jonathan P. Tennant; Mark T. Young; Thomas J. Challands; Davide Foffa; John D. Hudson; Dugald A. Ross; Stephen L. Brusatte (2017). "An unusual small-bodied crocodyliform from the Middle Jurassic of Scotland, UK, and potential evidence for an early diversification of advanced neosuchians". Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 107 (1): 1–12. doi:10.1017/S1755691017000032. hdl:10044/1/45704.
^I. Narváez; C. A. Brochu; F. Escaso; A. Pérez-García; F. Ortega (2017). "Analysis and phylogenetic status of the eusuchian fragmentary material from Western Europe assigned to Allodaposuchus precedens". Journal of Iberian Geology. 43 (2): 345–361. doi:10.1007/s41513-017-0025-3.
^Julio Company; Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola (2017). "Long bone histology of a eusuchian crocodyliform from the Upper Cretaceous of Spain: Implications for growth strategy in extinct crocodiles". Cretaceous Research. 72: 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2016.12.002.
^Alexander K. Hastings; Meinolf Hellmund (2017). "Evidence for prey preference partitioning in the middle Eocene high-diversity crocodylian assemblage of the Geiseltal-Fossillagerstätte, Germany utilizing skull shape analysis". Geological Magazine. 154 (1): 119–146. Bibcode:2017GeoM..154..119H. doi:10.1017/S0016756815001041.
^Paula Bona; Ariana Paulina Carabajal; Zulma Gasparini (2017). "Neuroanatomy of Gryposuchus neogaeus (Crocodylia, Gavialoidea): a first integral description of the braincase and endocranial morphological variation in extinct and extant gavialoids". Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 106 (4): 235–246. doi:10.1017/S1755691016000189.
^Paula Bona; María Victoria Fernandez Blanco; Torsten M. Scheyer; Christian Foth (2017). "Shedding light on the taxonomic diversity of the South American Miocene caimans: the status of Melanosuchus fisheri (Crocodylia, Alligatoroidea)". Ameghiniana. 54 (6): 681–687. doi:10.5710/AMGH.08.06.2017.3103.
^Ángela D. Buscalioni (2017). "The Gobiosuchidae in the early evolution of Crocodyliformes". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 37 (3): e1324459. doi:10.1080/02724634.2017.1324459.
^Andrew B. Heckert; Nicholas C. Fraser; Vincent P. Schneider (2017). "A new species of Coahomasuchus (Archosauria, Aetosauria) from the Upper Triassic Pekin Formation, Deep River Basin, North Carolina". Journal of Paleontology. 91 (1): 162–178. Bibcode:1974JPal...48..524M. doi:10.1017/jpa.2016.130.
^Thomas L. Adams; Christopher R. Noto; Stephanie Drumheller (2017). "A large neosuchian crocodyliform from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Woodbine Formation of North Texas". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 37 (4): e1349776. doi:10.1080/02724634.2017.1349776.
^Davide Foffa; Mark T. Young; Stephen L. Brusatte; Mark R. Graham; Lorna Steel (2017). "A new metriorhynchid crocodylomorph from the Oxford Clay Formation (Middle Jurassic) of England, with implications for the origin and diversification of Geosaurini". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 16 (13): 1123–1143. doi:10.1080/14772019.2017.1367730.
^Michela M. Johnson; Mark T. Young; Lorna Steel; Davide Foffa; Adam S. Smith; Stéphane Hua; Philipe Havlik; Eliza A. Howlett; Gareth Dyke (2017). "Re-description of "Steneosaurus" obtusidens Andrews, 1909, an unusual macrophagous teleosaurid crocodylomorph from the Middle Jurassic of England". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 182 (2): 385–418. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx035.
^Hsi-Yin Shan; Xiao-Chun Wu; Yen-Nien Cheng; Tamaki Sato (2017). "Maomingosuchus petrolica, a restudy of "Tomistoma" petrolica Yeh, 1958". Palaeoworld. 26 (4): 672–690. doi:10.1016/j.palwor.2017.03.006.
^Stéphane Jouve; Volkan Sarıgül; J.-Sébastien Steyer; Sevket Sen (2017). "The first crocodylomorph from the Mesozoic of Turkey (Barremian of Zonguldak) and the dispersal of the eusuchians during the Cretaceous". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 17 (2): 111–128. doi:10.1080/14772019.2017.1393469.
^Jordan C. Mallon (2017). "Recognizing sexual dimorphism in the fossil record: lessons from nonavian dinosaurs". Paleobiology. 43 (3): 495–507. doi:10.1017/pab.2016.51.
^David W. E. Hone; Jordan C. Mallon (2017). "Protracted growth impedes the detection of sexual dimorphism in non-avian dinosaurs". Palaeontology. 60 (4): 535–545. doi:10.1111/pala.12298.
^Christopher E. Doughty (2017). "Herbivores increase the global availability of nutrients over millions of years". Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1 (12): 1820–1827. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0341-1. PMID29038478.
^Corwin Sullivan; Xing Xu (2017). "Morphological Diversity and Evolution of the Jugal in Dinosaurs". The Anatomical Record. 300 (1): 30–48. doi:10.1002/ar.23488. PMID28000403.
^Steven W. Salisbury; Anthony Romilio; Matthew C. Herne; Ryan T. Tucker; Jay P. Nair (2017). "The Dinosaurian Ichnofauna of the Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian–Barremian) Broome Sandstone of the Walmadany Area (James Price Point), Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 36 (Supplement to No. 6): 1–152. doi:10.1080/02724634.2016.1269539.
^Miengah Abrahams; Emese M. Bordy; Lara Sciscio; Fabien Knoll (2017). "Scampering, trotting, walking tridactyl bipedal dinosaurs in southern Africa: ichnological account of a Lower Jurassic palaeosurface (upper Elliot Formation, Roma Valley) in Lesotho". Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology. 29 (7): 958–975. doi:10.1080/08912963.2016.1267164.
^Tomasz Skawiński; Maciej Ziegler; Łukasz Czepiński; Marcin Szermański; Mateusz Tałanda; Dawid Surmik; Grzegorz Niedźwiedzki (2017). "A re-evaluation of the historical 'dinosaur' remains from the Middle-Upper Triassic of Poland". Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology. 29 (4): 442–472. doi:10.1080/08912963.2016.1188385.
^Juan I. Canale; S. Apesteguía; P.A. Gallina; F.A. Gianechini; A. Haluza (2017). "The oldest theropods from the Neuquén Basin: Predatory dinosaur diversity from the Bajada Colorada Formation (Lower Cretaceous: Berriasian–Valanginian), Neuquén, Argentina". Cretaceous Research. 71: 63–78. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2016.11.010.
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