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A Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage from New Mexico and the Rise of Dinosaurs
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The transition between the first dinosaurs and more archaic faunas may have extended for 15 to 20 million years and was probably diachronous at different paleolatitudes.
LONG BONE HISTOLOGY OF THE HADROSAURID DINOSAUR MAIASAURA PEEBLESORUM: GROWTH DYNAMICS AND PHYSIOLOGY BASED ON AN ONTOGENETIC SERIES OF SKELETAL ELEMENTS
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It is concluded that Maiasaura did not grow at all like living non-avian reptiles, which cannot be considered informative models for most aspects of dinosaurian growth (or physiology, to the extent that growth rates reflect metabolism).
The origin and early evolution of birds
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There is no evidence for a major or mass extinction of birds at the end of the Cretaceous, nor for a sudden ‘bottleneck’ in diversity that fostered the early Tertiary origination of living bird ‘Orders’.
GROWTH IN SMALL DINOSAURS AND PTEROSAURS: THE EVOLUTION OF ARCHOSAURIAN GROWTH STRATEGIES
TLDR
The evolution of life history strategies in dinosaurs and pterosaurs, as they relate to rates of growth and adult body sizes, will be better understood as more complete histological studies place these data into phylogenetic and ontogenetic contexts.
Variation in dinosaur skeletochronology indicators: implications for age assessment and physiology
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The presence of an external fundamental system at the external surface of the cortex and mature epiphyses indicate that the Hypacrosaurus specimen had reached adulthood and growth had slowed considerably from earlier stages, indicating that descriptions of dinosaur physiology as "intermediate" between the physiology of living reptiles and that of living birds and mammals may or may not be valid.
The origin of birds and their flight.
The evolution and function of thyreophoran dinosaur scutes: implications for plate function in stegosaurs
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It seems more likely, as in other groups of dinosaurs, that the variation of dermal armor form in stegosaurs was primarily linked to species individuation and recognition, perhaps secondarily to inter- and intraspecific display, and rarely to facultative thermoregulation.
Basal Dinosauriform Remains from Britain and the Diagnosis of the Dinosauria
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The definition and diagnosis of the Dinosauria are restated and the positions of the new form, herrerasaurs and Eoraptor relative to true dinosaurs are discussed.
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