Dinosaur remains from the type Maastrichtian: An update

David B. Weishampel*, Eric W A Mulder, Rudi W. Dortangs, John W M Jagt, Coralia Maria Jianu, Marcel M M Kuypers, Hans H G Peeters, Anne S. Schulp

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Isolated cranial and post-cranial remains of hadrosaurid dinosaurs have been collected from various outcrops in the type area of the Maastrichtian stage during the last few years. In the present contribution, dentary and maxillary teeth are recorded from the area for the first time. Post-cranial elements comprise a newly collected, fragmentary, large right metatarsal III and a broken ?right humerus, recently recognised in the collections of Teylers Museum (Haarlem). Unfortunately, none of these remains can be identified to species level. The available material suggests, however, that more than one taxon of non-lambeosaurine hadrosaurid and a possible euhadrosaurian are represented. Most of the new finds are stratigraphically well documented, which means that they may be linked to the recently published sequence-stratigraphic interpretation of the type Maastrichtian. Dinosaur remains recorded previously from the Maastrichtian type area are tabulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-365
Number of pages9
JournalNetherlands Journal of Geosciences = Geologie en Mijnbouw
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Belgium
  • Dinosauria
  • Hadrosauridae
  • Maastrichtian
  • Ornithischia
  • The Netherlands


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