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The Predatory Ecology of Deinonychus and the Origin of Flapping in Birds
Most non-avian theropod dinosaurs are characterized by fearsome serrated teeth and sharp recurved claws. Interpretation of theropod predatory ecology is typically based on functional morphologicalExpand
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Predatory Functional Morphology in Raptors: Interdigital Variation in Talon Size Is Related to Prey Restraint and Immobilisation Technique
Despite the ubiquity of raptors in terrestrial ecosystems, many aspects of their predatory behaviour remain poorly understood. Surprisingly little is known about the morphology of raptor talons andExpand
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Reanalysis of “Raptorex kriegsteini”: A Juvenile Tyrannosaurid Dinosaur from Mongolia
The carnivorous Tyrannosauridae are among the most iconic dinosaurs: typified by large body size, tiny forelimbs, and massive robust skulls with laterally thickened teeth. The recently describedExpand
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Evolutionary trends in Triceratops from the Hell Creek Formation, Montana
Significance The deciphering of evolutionary trends in nonavian dinosaurs can be impeded by a combination of small sample sizes, low stratigraphic resolution, and lack of ontogenetic (developmental)Expand
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NAVAJODACTYLUS BOEREI , N . GEN . , N . SP . ( PTEROSAURIA , ? AZHDARCHIDAE ) FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS KIRTLAND FORMATION ( UPPER CAMPANIAN ) OF NEW MEXICO
Navajodactylus boerei gen. et sp. nov. is a new ?azhdarchid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Kirtland Formation (Hunter Wash Member), San Juan Basin, New Mexico. The holotype consists of theExpand
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Revised geochronology, correlation, and dinosaur stratigraphic ranges of the Santonian-Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) formations of the Western Interior of North America
  • D. Fowler
  • Medicine, Geology
  • PloS one
  • 22 November 2017
Interbasinal stratigraphic correlation provides the foundation for all consequent continental-scale geological and paleontological analyses. Correlation requires synthesis of lithostratigraphic,Expand
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Ontogenetic influence on neural spine bifurcation in diplodocoidea (dinosauria: Sauropoda): A critical phylogenetic character
Within Diplodocoidea (Dinosauria: Sauropoda), phylogenetic position of the three subclades Rebbachisauridae, Dicraeosauridae, and Diplodocidae is strongly influenced by a relatively small number ofExpand
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The First Giant Titanosaurian Sauropod from the Upper Cretaceous of North America
Argentinosaurus (Cenomanian, Argentina) is generally accepted as being the largest dinosaur so far discovered and is one of several giant titanosaurian sauropods known from the Upper Cretaceous ofExpand
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A CERATOPSID PELVIS WITH TOOTHMARKS FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS KIRTLAND FORMATION, NEW MEXICO: EVIDENCE OF LATE CAMPANIAN TYRANNOSAURID FEEDING BEHAVIOR
A well-preserved incomplete ceratopsid pelvis from the late Campanian of New Mexico exhibits a num- ber of toothmarks attributed to the tyrannosaurid Daspletosaurus. The toothmarks are mostly simple,Expand
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A possible case of necrotizing dermatitis in the crocodylian Diplocynodon, from the Oligocene of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Here we describe a pathological osteoderm from the crocodylomorph Diplocynodon hantoniensis (Bouldnor Formation, earliest Oligocene, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom). The specimen bears a porous,Expand
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