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The origin of modern crocodyliforms: new evidence from the Cretaceous of Australia
The anatomical changes associated with the emergence of this taxon indicate a pivotal shift in the feeding and locomotor behaviour of crocodyliforms—a shift that may be linked to the subsequent rapid diversification of Eusuchia 20 Myr later during the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary. Expand
A biomechanical transformation model for the evolution of semi-spheroidal articulations between adjoining vertebral bodies in crocodilians
Procoelous vertebrae are also known to occur in a some Cretaceous mesosuchians, namely Bernissartia fagesii, Gilchristosuchus palatinus and at least two species of atoposaurids. Expand
Abstract The holotype of Irritator challengeri Martill et al., 1996 from the Romualdo Member of the Santana Formation (Lower Cretaceous) in northeastern Brazil represents the most complete skull of aExpand
New specimens of Pterosauria (Reptilia) with soft parts with implications for pterosaurian anatomy and locomotion
Abstract New specimens of pterosaurs with soft-part preservation from the Solnhofen Lithographic Limestone (S Germany) and the Crato Formation (northeastern Brazil) yield hitherto unknown andExpand
On the osteology of Tapejara wellnhoferi KELLNER 1989 and the first occurrence of a multiple specimen assemblage from the Santana Formation, Araripe Basin, NE-Brazil
The partial preservation of the endocranial cavity allows for a reconstruction of the tapejarid brain, where despite a small orbit with respect to skull size, the presence of large flocculi and ocular lobes indicate that Tapejara possessed both excellent balancing and visual systems as a consequence of its aerial lifestyle. Expand
New Interpretation of the Palate of Pterosaurs
It is indicated that in basal pterosaurs the pterygo–ectopterygoid fenestra existed caudal to the suborbital fenESTra, which became confluent with the adductor chamber in pterodactyloids thereby increasing the relative size of the adduction chamber and hence the mass of the jaw adductors. Expand
A new crocodilian from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of north-eastern Brazil
A new mesosuchian crocoddian from the Nova Olinda Member of the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian) of north-eastern Brazil is described. Susisuchus anatoceps gen. et sp. nov. is the firstExpand
The oldest azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone (Early Tithonian) of Southern Germany
Based on an almost complete three-dimensionally preserved skeleton, a new genus and species of an azhdarchoid pterosaur Aurorazhdarcho primordius n.gen. n.sp. from the Late Jurassic SolnhofenExpand
A new lithographic limestone deposit in the Upper Cretaceous Austin Group at El Rosario, county of Múzquiz, Coahuila, northeastern Mexico
At El Rosario, 170 km WNW of Muzquiz in northern Coahuila, Mexico, alternating evenly layered platy limestone and fi ssile marly limestone of late Turonian-early Coniacian age (Late Cretaceous)Expand