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Osteology of Tyrannosaurus Rex: Insights from a nearly complete Skeleton and High-Resolution Computed Tomographic Analysis of the Skull
ABSTRACT A detailed osteological description of Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 is presented, based primarily on the most complete specimen yet collected of this taxon (FMNH PR2081, popularly known asExpand
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Phylogenetics, Taxonomy, and Historical Biogeography of Alligatoroidea
ABSTRACT Alligatoroidea, a stem-based group including living alligators and caimans and all taxa closer to them than to Crocodylus or Gavialis, includes seven living species and a large diversity ofExpand
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PHYLOGENETIC APPROACHES TOWARD CROCODYLIAN HISTORY
▪ Abstract A review of crocodylian phylogeny reveals a more complex history than might have been anticipated from a direct reading of the fossil record without consideration of phylogeneticExpand
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Morphology, fossils, divergence timing, and the phylogenetic relationships of Gavialis.
  • C. Brochu
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Systematic biology
  • 1 September 1997
Although morphological data have historically favored a basal position for the Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) within Crocodylia and a Mesozoic divergence between Gavialis and all otherExpand
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Closure of neurocentral sutures during crocodilian ontogeny: Implications for maturity assessment in fossil archosaurs
ABSTRACT Closure of neurocentral sutures in the crocodylian vertebral column follows a distinct caudal to cranial sequence during ontogeny. The sutures in most caudal vertebrae are fully closed atExpand
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A pug-nosed crocodyliform from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar
Although the image of crocodyliforms as ‘unchanged living fossils’ is naive, several morphological features of the group are thought to have varied only within narrow limits during the course ofExpand
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Gigantism and comparative life-history parameters of tyrannosaurid dinosaurs
How evolutionary changes in body size are brought about by variance in developmental timing and/or growth rates (also known as heterochrony) is a topic of considerable interest in evolutionaryExpand
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A review of “Leidyosuchus” (Crocodyliformes, Eusuchia) from the Cretaceous through Eocene of North America
ABSTRACT A review of all described species referred to Leidyosuchus recognizes six valid taxa: Leidyosuchus canadensis, L. multidentatus, L. sternbergii, L. formidabilis, L. wilsoni, and L.Expand
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Phylogenetic relationships of Necrosuchus ionensis Simpson, 1937 and the early history of caimanines
Cranial fragments associated with the holotype of Necrosuchus ionensis reveal a dorsally shifted foramen aereum on the quadrate and a long, slender descending process of the exoccipital lateral toExpand
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Crocodylian Snouts in Space and Time: Phylogenetic Approaches Toward Adaptive Radiation1
Abstract Recent phylogenetic analyses of fossil and living crocodylians allow us to compare the taxonomic, geographic, and temporal distributions of morphological features, such as snout shapes. AExpand
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