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Longbone histology of the Tendaguru sauropods: implications for growth and biology
Abstract 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 forExpand
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Postcranial axial skeleton of Europasaurus holgeri (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic of Germany: implications for sauropod ontogeny and phylogenetic relationships of basal Macronaria
Neosauropods are well represented in the Late Jurassic fossil record, both in Laurasia and Gondwana. Among Macronaria, Europasaurus represents one of the most basal forms of this group. In additionExpand
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Bone histology indicates insular dwarfism in a new Late Jurassic sauropod dinosaur
Sauropod dinosaurs were the largest animals ever to inhabit the land, with truly gigantic forms in at least three lineages. Small species with an adult body mass less than five tonnes are very rare,Expand
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Ichthyosauria: their diversity, distribution, and phylogeny
KurzfassungDie Ichthyosaurier waren die am stärksten an das Wasserleben angepaßten mesozoischen Reptilien. Die ältesten Ichthyosauier aus der oberen Untertrias (Spath) zeigen schon einen besonderenExpand
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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 skullExpand
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HISTOLOGY OF ANKYLOSAUR OSTEODERMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SYSTEMATICS AND FUNCTION
Abstract Here, we provide a comparative survey of the histology of postcranial dermal-armor osteoderms of ankylosaurs, including material of polacanthids (Polacanthus foxii, Gastonia sp.),Expand
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The pachypleurosaurids (Reptilia: Nothosauria) from the middle triassic of Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland) with the description of a new species.
  • P. Sander
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 30 November 1989
The largest and most diverse collection of Pachypleurosauridae (Nothosauria, Reptilia) comes from Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland. Several hundred complete skeletons were collected from four distinctExpand
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Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: the evolution of gigantism
The herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were the largest terrestrial animals ever, surpassing the largest herbivorous mammals by an order of magnitude in body mass.Expand
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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 theExpand
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