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Author(s): Makádi, Sz., Rabi, M., Csengődi, D., Szentesi, Z. & Ősi, A.
Title: Bakonyi dinoszauruszok és más hazai mezozóos gerincesek a Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum gyűjteményében – az elmúlt évek világhírű felfedezései
Title: Dinosaurs from the Bakony Mts and other Mesozoic vertebrates from Hungary in the collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum – the world-famous discoveries of the recent years
Year: 2014
Volume: 106
Pages: 71-116.

Abstract: The Late Cretaceous continental locality at Iharkút is the first systematically collected vertebrate locality in the Mesozoic of Hungary. Studies have revealed a diverse, 85 million years old fauna consisting of 35 species. Though the majority of the faunal elements is identical to those of other European localities of similar age, at genus or species level there are significant differences. Some of them are known only from the Iharkút locality, their type material is deposited in the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Among these faunal elements, there are ones, which exhibit primitive characters, but are 30–40 million years younger than their closest relatives. Th e abundance of new and specialised forms and the presence of primitive taxa suggest that the Iharkút area was isolated in some terms in the western Tethyan Archipelago during the Santonian. Th e Triassic outcrop at the Templom Hill in Villány is the second systematically collectable Mesozoic vertebrate locality in Hungary. As a result of recent excavations, hundreds of Triassic vertebrate specimens were added to the collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum. These finds might have an important role in the dating and the paleoenvironmental interpretation of the Mészhegy Sandstone Formation. With 28 figures and 1 table.
Keywords: reptiles, Triassic, vertebrates, Csehbánya Formation, Iharkút, Late Cretaceous, Mészhegy Sandstone Formation, Templomhegy Dolomite Member, Villány Mts

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Korsós, Z., Merkl, O. & Fuisz, T. I.