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A dinosaur community composition dataset for the Late Cretaceous Nemegt Basin of Mongolia

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      Dinosaur community composition data for eleven fossil localities in the Late Cretaceous Nemegt Basin of Mongolia are compiled from field observations and records in the literature. Counts were generated from skeletons and represent numbers of individuals preserved in each locality. These data were used in the analyses of Funston et al. [1] “Oviraptorosaur anatomy, diversity, and ecology in the Nemegt Basin” in the Nemegt Ecosystems Special Issue of Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, where the results are discussed.

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            [a ]Department of Biological Sciences, CW 405 Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9
            [b ]Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E3
            [c ]Institute of Paleontology and Geology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Box-46/650, Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia
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            [* ]Corresponding author. Funston@ 123456ualberta.ca
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            Data Brief
            Data Brief
            Data in Brief
            Elsevier
            2352-3409
            06 December 2017
            February 2018
            06 December 2017
            : 16
            : 660-666
            5847492
            S2352-3409(17)30682-0
            10.1016/j.dib.2017.11.086
            © 2018 The Authors

            This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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