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Repeated Origin and Loss of Adhesive Toepads in Geckos
Geckos are well known for their extraordinary clinging abilities and many species easily scale vertical or even inverted surfaces. This ability is enabled by a complex digital adhesive mechanismExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships within the extant Mustelidae (Carnivora): appraisal of the cladistic status of the Simpsonian subfamilies
Abstract Cladistic analysis of extant mustelids based on a data matrix consisting of 30 characters derived from morphological study of the head skeleton in all 23 genera, and 16 characters gleanedExpand
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Terminonaris (Archosauria: Crocodyliformes): new material from Saskatchewan, Canada, and comments on its phylogenetic relationships
Abstract A newly-discovered skeleton of Terminonaris (=Teleorhinus) robusta (=robustus) from the early Turonian marine deposits of east-central Saskatchewan affords the opportunity for a detailedExpand
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An integrative phylogenetic and extrapolatory approach to the reconstruction of dromaeosaur (Theropoda: Eumaniraptora) shoulder musculature
Dromaeosauridae is the sister taxon of the Avialae; thus, an investigation of dromaeosaur shoulder girdle musculature and forelimb function provides substantial information regarding changes in theExpand
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A redescription of the skull of Euoplocephalus tutus (Archosauria: Ornithischia): a foundation for comparative and systematic studies of ankylosaurian dinosaurs
Euoplocephalus tutus Lambe (1902) from the Late Cretaceous of North America, was the first ankylosaurian dinosaur known from significant cranial material. Previous descriptions of this and otherExpand
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A phylogeny of Plesiosauria (Sauropterygia) and its bearing on the systematic status of Leptocleidus Andrews, 1922
Leptocleidus Andrews, 1922 is a poorly known plesiosaur genus from Lower Cretaceous successions of the UK, South Africa, and Australia. Historically, there has been little consensus regarding itsExpand
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Integrative Functional Morphology of the Gekkotan Adhesive System (Reptilia: Gekkota)1
  • A. Russell
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Integrative and comparative biology
  • 1 December 2002
Abstract Climbing assisted by adhesive subdigital pads in gekkotan lizards has been the subject of intrigue and study for centuries. Many hypotheses have been advanced to explain the mechanism ofExpand
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A contribution to the functional analysis of the foot of the Tokay, Gekko gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae)
The foot of gekkonid lizards, because of the wide range of variation it displays within the family, is an ideal system on which to carry out a functional anatomical study. The wide range ofExpand
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Systematics and taxonomy of soft-shelled turtles (Family Trionychidae) from the Judith River Group (mid-Campanian) of
Four valid species of trionychine trionychid turtles are recognized from the Upper Cretaceous (mid-Campanian; Judithian) Judith River Group, western North America. Cladistic analysis of extant andExpand
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