• Publications
  • Influence
Dinosaurs and the island rule: The dwarfed dinosaurs from Haţeg Island
Abstract Islands are fascinating natural laboratories of evolution. One much debated theme among evolutionary ecologists is whether there is an ‘island rule’, the observation that large animals tendExpand
  • 111
  • 8
  • PDF
Rethinking the nature of fibrolamellar bone: an integrative biological revision of sauropod plexiform bone formation
  • K. Stein, E. Prondvai
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 February 2014
We present novel findings on sauropod bone histology that cast doubt on general palaeohistological concepts concerning the true nature of woven bone in primary cortical bone and its role in the rapidExpand
  • 68
  • 7
Embryology of Early Jurassic dinosaur from China with evidence of preserved organic remains
Fossil dinosaur embryos are surprisingly rare, being almost entirely restricted to Upper Cretaceous strata that record the late stages of non-avian dinosaur evolution. Notable exceptions are theExpand
  • 55
  • 5
  • PDF
Development-based revision of bone tissue classification: the importance of semantics for science
Research on the bone histology of extant and extinct animals has a long scientific history and an accurate description of microstructural tissues is the cornerstone of the field. Ideally, terminologyExpand
  • 52
  • 4
Synchrotron scanning reveals amphibious ecomorphology in a new clade of bird-like dinosaurs
Maniraptora includes birds and their closest relatives among theropod dinosaurs. During the Cretaceous period, several maniraptoran lineages diverged from the ancestral coelurosaurian bauplan andExpand
  • 51
  • 4
  • PDF
Fossilization transforms vertebrate hard tissue proteins into N-heterocyclic polymers
Vertebrate hard tissues consist of mineral crystallites within a proteinaceous scaffold that normally degrades post-mortem. Here we show, however, that decalcification of Mesozoic hard tissuesExpand
  • 34
  • 4
Sauropod dinosaurs evolved moderately sized genomes unrelated to body size
Sauropodomorph dinosaurs include the largest land animals to have ever lived, some reaching up to 10 times the mass of an African elephant. Despite their status defining the upper range for body sizeExpand
  • 23
  • 1
  • PDF
Long bone histology indicates sympatric species of Dimetrodon (Lower Permian, Sphenacodontidae)
The Briar Creek Bonebed (Artinskian, Nocona Formation) in Archer County is one of the richest sources of Dimetrodon bones in the Lower Permian of Texas, USA. Based on size, a small ( D . natalis ),Expand
  • 25
  • 1
Medullary bone-like tissue in the mandibular symphyses of a pterosaur suggests non-reproductive significance
Medullary bone-like tissue in the mandibular symphyses of a pterosaur suggests non-reproductive significance
  • 14
  • 1
Extreme tooth enlargement in a new Late Cretaceous rhabdodontid dinosaur from Southern France
Rhabdodontidae is a successful clade of ornithopod dinosaurs, characteristic of Late Cretaceous continental faunas in Europe. A new rhabdodontid from the late Campanian, of southern France,Expand
  • 11
  • 1