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Origin and evolution of the integumentary skeleton in non‐tetrapod vertebrates
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The novelty of the new scenario of integumentary skeletal evolution resides in the demonstration that elasmodine, the main component of elasmoid scales, is odontogenic in origin, and it is proposed that el asmodine is a form of lamellar dentine. Expand
A novel amniote model of epimorphic regeneration: the leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius
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It is demonstrated that tail regeneration in lizards involves a highly conserved sequence of events permitting the establishment of a staging table, and that regeneration is blastema-mediated. Expand
Development of the dermal skeleton in Alligator mississippiensis (Archosauria, Crocodylia) with comments on the homology of osteoderms
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This investigation explores the development of the dermatocranium, gastralia, and osteoderms in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, and concludes that all osteoderm may share a deep homology, connected by the structural and skeletogenic properties of the dermis. Expand
A redescription of the skull of Euoplocephalus tutus (Archosauria: Ornithischia): a foundation for comparative and systematic studies of ankylosaurian dinosaurs
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A relative abundance of more recently collected and prepared cranial material attributable to Euoplocephalus enables a reappraisal of this taxon (including the type specimen), and permits it to be employed as a morphological representative of the clade. Expand
The integumentary skeleton of tetrapods: origin, evolution, and development
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Data support the notion that all osteoderms are derivatives of a neural crest‐derived osteogenic cell population and share a deep homology associated with the skeletogenic competence of the dermis, and that skeletogenesis is comparable with the formation of elasmoid scales. Expand
An Embryonic Staging Table for In Ovo Development of Eublepharis macularius, the Leopard Gecko
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An embryonic staging table of in ovo development for the basal gekkotan Eublepharis macularius (the leopard gecko) is presented and this species holds great promise as a model for developmental studies focusing on pentadactyly and the formation of digits. Expand
Osteoderm morphology and development in the nine‐banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Cingulata)
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The absence of cartilage precursors indicates that osteoderms are dermal elements, possibly related to the all‐encompassing vertebrate dermal skeleton (exoskeleton), and instead is comparable with intramembranously derived elements of the skull. Expand
Sauropod dinosaur osteoderms from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar.
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The adult-sized osteoderm is the most massive integumentary skeletal element yet discovered, with an estimated volume of 9.63 litres, and Uniquely, this specimen possesses an internal cavity equivalent to more than half its total volume. Expand
Scar‐Free Wound Healing and Regeneration Following Tail Loss in the Leopard Gecko, Eublepharis macularius
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It is demonstrated that scar‐free wound healing and regeneration are intrinsic properties of the tail, unrelated to the location or mode of tail detachment. Expand
Signalling by Transforming Growth Factor Beta Isoforms in Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
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The role of TGF β signalling during tissue repair is reviewed, with a particular focus on the prototypic isoforms TGFβ1, TGFγ2, and TGFα3, and their key downstream signalling mediators in determining the balance between scar formation and tissue regeneration. Expand
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