A biomechanical model of feeding kinematics for Dunkleosteus terrelli (Arthrodira, Placodermi)

  title={A biomechanical model of feeding kinematics for Dunkleosteus terrelli (Arthrodira, Placodermi)},
  author={Philip S. L. Anderson and Mark W. Westneat},
Abstract Biomechanical models illustrate how the principles of physics and physiology determine function in organisms, allowing ecological inferences and functional predictions to be based on morphology. Dynamic lever and linkage models of the mechanisms of the jaw and skull during feeding in fishes predict function from morphology and have been used to compare the feeding biomechanics of diverse fish groups, including fossil taxa, and to test ideas in ecological morphology. Here we perform… 
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