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New postcranial elements of the Thalassodrominae (Pterodactyloidea, Tapejaridae) from the Romualdo Formation (Aptian–Albian), Santana Group, Araripe Basin, Brazil
Tapejarids are edentate pterosaurs recovered mainly from Early Cretaceous deposits. They are diagnosed by five synapomorphies, among which only one is postcra- nial: a broad and well-developedExpand
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The femoral anatomy of Pampadromaeus barberenai based on a new specimen from the Upper Triassic of Brazil
Femora of the holotype and only previously known specimen of the early sauropodomorph Pampadromaeus barberenai are incomplete and fractured. Here, we describe a new complete femur assigned toExpand
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Taxon sample and character coding deeply impact unstable branches in phylogenetic trees of dinosaurs
Abstract Recently, a new completely unorthodox phylogenetic hypothesis regarding both early dinosaurian taxa and major less inclusive groups has been suggested. Immediately after, several newExpand
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Under pressure: Effect of sedimentary compression on the iliac morphology of early sauropodomorphs
Abstract Sedimentary compression can produce deep changes in the organismal morphology during fossil diagenesis, so that intrinsic biological aspects (e.g. internal architecture of bones) could alsoExpand
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An impressive skeleton of the giant top predator Prestosuchus chiniquensis (Pseudosuchia: Loricata) from the Triassic of Southern Brazil, with phylogenetic remarks
ABSTRACT In the present contribution, we aim to present the osteology of ‘ULBRA-PVT-281’, which comprises the best-preserved skeleton of Prestosuchus chiniquensis ever found. ULBRA-PVT-281 combinesExpand
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On the presence of the subnarial foramen in Prestosuchus chiniquensis (Pseudosuchia: Loricata) with remarks on its phylogenetic distribution.
Many authors have discussed the subnarial foramen in Archosauriformes. Here presence among Archosauriformes, shape, and position of this structure is reported and its phylogenetic importance isExpand
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Early evolution of sauropodomorphs: anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of a remarkably well-preserved dinosaur from the Upper Triassic of southern Brazil
1Centro de Apoio à Pesquisa Paleontológica, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS 97105-900, Brazil 2Programa de Pós Graduação em Biodiversidade Animal, Universidade Federal de SantaExpand
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The role of ontogeny on character polarization in early dinosaurs: a new specimen from the Late Triassic of southern Brazil and its implications
Abstract Only recently, new ontogenetic series of early dinosaurs and related groups have been described. Here, we present an isolated immature dinosauriform femur from the Late Triassic of southernExpand
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A new aetosaur from the Upper Triassic of the Santa Maria Formation, southern Brazil.
Aetosaurs are armored pseudosuchian archosaurs widespread in Upper Triassic units. In South America, four taxa were previously recorded: Aetosauroides scagliai, Neoaetosauroides engaeus,Expand
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Ingroup relationships of Lagerpetidae (Avemetatarsalia: Dinosauromorpha): a further phylogenetic investigation on the understanding of dinosaur relatives.
Despite representing a key-taxon in dinosauromorph phylogeny, Lagerpertidae is one of the most obscure and enigmatic branches from the stem that leads to the dinosaurs. Recent new findings haveExpand
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