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The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda)
Tetanuran theropods represent the majority of Mesozoic predatory dinosaur diversity and the lineage leading to extant Aves. Thus their history is relevant to understanding the evolution of dinosaurExpand
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Rates of Dinosaur Body Mass Evolution Indicate 170 Million Years of Sustained Ecological Innovation on the Avian Stem Lineage
Early dinosaurs showed rapid evolutionary rates, which were sustained on the line leading to birds. Maintenance of evolvability in key lineages might explain the uneven distribution of traitExpand
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The Phylogeny of Ceratosauria (Dinosauria: Theropoda)
Synopsis Recent discoveries and analyses have drawn increased attention to Ceratosauria, a taxonomically and morphologically diverse group of basal theropods. By the time of its first appearance inExpand
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A new clade of archaic large-bodied predatory dinosaurs (Theropoda: Allosauroidea) that survived to the latest Mesozoic
Non-avian theropod dinosaurs attained large body sizes, monopolising terrestrial apex predator niches in the Jurassic–Cretaceous. From the Middle Jurassic onwards, Allosauroidea and MegalosauroideaExpand
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What, if anything, is a cursor? Categories versus continua for determining locomotor habit in mammals and dinosaurs
Traditional categories of locomotor habit in mammals are largely based on variables that are continuous in nature, making intermediate forms difficult to evaluate quantitatively. Interpretations ofExpand
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Testing the effect of the rock record on diversity: a multidisciplinary approach to elucidating the generic richness of sauropodomorph dinosaurs through time
The accurate reconstruction of palaeobiodiversity patterns is central to a detailed understanding of the macroevolutionary history of a group of organisms. However, there is increasing evidence thatExpand
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Air‐filled postcranial bones in theropod dinosaurs: physiological implications and the ‘reptile’–bird transition
Pneumatic (air‐filled) postcranial bones are unique to birds among extant tetrapods. Unambiguous skeletal correlates of postcranial pneumaticity first appeared in the Late Triassic (approximately 210Expand
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NEW INFORMATION ON SEGISAURUS HALLI, A SMALL THEROPOD DINOSAUR FROM THE EARLY JURASSIC OF ARIZONA
Abstract Here we redescribe the holotype and only specimen of Segisaurus halli, a small Early Jurassic dinosaur and the only theropod known from the Navajo Sandstone. Our study highlights severalExpand
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THE APPENDICULAR SKELETON OF MAJUNGASAURUS CRENATISSIMUS (THEROPODA: ABELISAURIDAE) FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF MADAGASCAR
Abstract The appendicular skeleton of the abelisaurid theropod Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Depéret, 1896) Lavocat, 1955 is described for the first time. The available materials include an incompleteExpand
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Climate constrains the evolutionary history and biodiversity of crocodylians
The fossil record of crocodylians and their relatives (pseudosuchians) reveals a rich evolutionary history, prompting questions about causes of long-term decline to their present-day lowExpand
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