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Longbone histology of the Tendaguru sauropods: implications for growth and biology
- P. M. Sander
- Geography, Environmental SciencePaleobiology
- 1 June 2000
A new sampling technique for fossil bone (coring with a 5/8” bit) was used to sample longbones of all four sauropod genera from the Upper Jurassic Tendaguru beds of Tanzania for paleohistological study, showing a common growth pattern in which growth is determinate but sexual maturity is achieved well before maximum size is reached.
Postcranial axial skeleton of Europasaurus holgeri (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic of Germany: implications for sauropod ontogeny and phylogenetic relationships of basal Macronaria
The postcranial axial skeleton of sauropods is extremely modified with respect to the anatomy observed in its ancestors, the ‘prosauropods’, proving to be one of the most informative regions of the body.
Ichthyosauria: their diversity, distribution, and phylogeny
- P. M. Sander
- 1 May 2000
The Ichthyosauria is the group of Mesozoic marine reptiles that was most highly adapted to the aquatic environment and probably were unable to leave the water.
Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: the evolution of gigantism
- P. M. Sander, A. Christian, U. Witzel
- Environmental ScienceBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 February 2011
There is no evidence, however, that resource availability and global physicochemical parameters were different enough in the Mesozoic to have led to sauropod gigantism.
The pachypleurosaurids (Reptilia: Nothosauria) from the middle triassic of Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland) with the description of a new species.
- P. M. Sander
- Environmental SciencePhilosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
- 30 November 1989
Morphometric comparison of all four pachypleurosaurids indicates that the changing vertebral numbers between species are largely due to a change in number of segments, and taphonomic analysis of the small species indicates attritional mortality and suggests weak bottom currents in the Monte San Giorgio basin during early Ladinian times.
Bone histology indicates insular dwarfism in a new Late Jurassic sauropod dinosaur
A new diminutive species of basal macronarian sauropod is described, Europasaurus holgeri gen. et sp.
The crocodilian Goniopholis simus from the Lower Cretaceous of north-western Germany
A re-evaluation of crocodilian material referred to Goniopholis from the Berriasian (Lower Cretaceous) of north-western Germany is presented, based on the description of a natural mould of a skull…
HISTOLOGY OF ANKYLOSAUR OSTEODERMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SYSTEMATICS AND FUNCTION
A comparative survey of the histology of postcranial dermal-armor osteoderms of ankylosaurs, including material of polacanthids, ankylosaurids, and nodosaurids is provided to elucidate histological evolution and character polarity.
THE SKULL OF THE PISTOSAUR AUGUSTASAURUS FROM THE MIDDLE TRIASSIC OF NORTHWESTERN NEVADA
Abstract The skull of Augustasaurus hagdorni from the Middle Triassic of northwestern Nevada is described in detail, and compared to those of Pistosaurus and Plesiosaurus. New information amends the…