121 pages, 21 plates with colour & b/w photos; illustrations, tables
This book briefly describes the geological setting of Zhejiang Province, China, and discusses the dinosaur and turtle eggs found there, covering clutches, branch sequence analysis, and the correlation of Cretaceous strata. This is one of the most in-depth studies on dinosaur and turtle eggs from Zhejiang, and, next to its important value for the research community, strengthens the case for the protection of this natural heritage, and highlights the expanding fame of Zhejiang in the palaeontological circles.
A total of thirteen oospecies of eight oogenera and six oofamilies of dinosaur eggs were described in this paper: 1. Oofamily Elongatoolithidae: Macroelongatoolithus xixiaensis, Elongatoolithus sp.; 2. Oofamily Faveoloolithidae: Faveoloolithus zhangioo sp.nov.; 3. Oofamily Dictyoolithidae: Dictyoolithus hongpoensis, Dictyoolithus jiangi; 4. Oofamily Dendroolithidae: Dongyangoolithus nanmaensis oogen. et oosp. nov., Placoolithus tiantaiensis oosp. nov., Dendroolithus sp., Dendroolithus xichanensis; 5. Oofamily Spheroolithidae: Paraspheroolithus irenensis, Paraspheroolithus yangchengensis; 6. Oofamily Prismatoolithidae: Prismatoolithus hukouensis, Prismatoolithus sp.
Among these oospecies, one new oogenus and three new oospecies were established: some diagnoses of oofamilies, oogenera and oospecies were revised.
2. The Geological Settings of Zhejiang Province
3. Materials and Methods
4. The Fossil Eggs
4.1 Oofamily Elongatoolithidae Zhao, 1975
4.2 Oofamily Faveoloolithidae Zhao, 1979
4.3 Oofamily Dictyoolithidae Zhao, 1994
4.4 Oofamily Dendroolithidae Zhao and Li, 1988
4.5 Oofamily Spheroolithidae Zhao, 1979a
4.6 Oofamily Prismatoolithidae Hirsch, 1994
4.7 Turtle Eggs
5. The Clutches
5.1 Nest and Clutch
5.2 The Clutch of Elongatoolithidae
5.3 The Clutch of Macroelongatoolithus xixiaensis
5.4 The Clutch of Faveoloolithidae
5.5 The Clutch of Dictyoolithus hongpoensis
5.6 The Clutch of Prismatoolithidae
5.7 The Clutch of Paraspheroolithus
5.8 The Turtle Egg Clutch
6. Phylogenetic Analysis
6.1 Methods and Characters
6.2 Phylogenetic Context of Macroelongatoolithus xixiaensis
6.3 Phylogenetic Analysis of Dictyoolithus hongpoensis
6.4 Egg and eggshell characters used in phylogenetic analysis
6.5 Data matrix for characters used for phylogenetic analysis
7. The Fossil eggs and Cretaceous Strata Commparison
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