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Respiratory Evolution Facilitated the Origin of Pterosaur Flight and Aerial Gigantism
Pterosaurs, enigmatic extinct Mesozoic reptiles, were the first vertebrates to achieve true flapping flight. Various lines of evidence provide strong support for highly efficient wing design,Expand
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DINOSAUR GASTRALIA; ORIGIN, MORPHOLOGY, AND FUNCTION
Abstract Gastralia are dermal ossifications situated in the ventral abdominal wall. Gastralia may be plesiomorphic for tetrapods, but are only retained in extant Crocodylia and Sphenodon, andExpand
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Microalgal bacterial flocs originating from aquaculture wastewater treatment as diet ingredient for Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone)
† Shared last authors. Abstract Microalgal bacterial flocs (MaB-flocs) in sequencing batch reactors are a novel and promising technol- ogy to treat aquaculture wastewater. To improve the economics ofExpand
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A cineradiographic study of lung ventilation in Alligator mississippiensis.
The skeletal and visceral kinematics of lung ventilation of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) was examined using cineradiography, pneumotachometry, and intrapulmonary pressureExpand
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Archosaurian respiration and the pelvic girdle aspiration breathing of crocodyliforms
Birds and crocodylians, the only living archosaurs, are generally believed to employ pelvic girdle movements as a component of their respiratory mechanism. This in turn provides a phylogenetic basisExpand
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The skeletal kinematics of lung ventilation in three basal bird taxa (emu, tinamou, and guinea fowl).
In vivo visceral and skeletal kinematics of lung ventilation was examined using cineradiography in two palaeognaths, the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and the Chilean tinamou (NothoproctaExpand
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The evolution, development and skeletal identity of the crocodylian pelvis: Revisiting a forgotten scientific debate
Unlike most tetrapods, in extant crocodylians the acetabulum is formed by only two of the three skeletal elements that constitute the pelvis, the ilium, and ischium. This peculiar arrangement isExpand
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Contribution to the Head Anatomy of the Basal Frog Barbourula busuangensis and the Evolution of the Anura
Barbourula busuangensis Taylor and Noble, 1924 is a poorly known basal aquatic frog from the Philippines. Here we describe some features of the head anatomy of B. busuangensis , with a focus on jawExpand
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Open data and digital morphology
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We propose a set of recommendations for minimum standards and additional best practice for three-dimensional digital data publication, and review the issues around data storage, management and accessibility. Expand
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A Redescription of Ornithomimus velox Marsh, 1890 (Dinosauria, Theropoda)
ABSTRACT The theropod genus and species Ornithomimus velox was erected based on a partial hind limb recovered from the late Maastrichtian Denver Formation. A partial manus, which likely belonged toExpand
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