A cloacal opening in a non-avian dinosaur

  title={A cloacal opening in a non-avian dinosaur},
  author={Jakob Vinther and Robert Nicholls and Diane A. Kelly},
  journal={Current Biology},

The exquisitely preserved integument of Psittacosaurus and the scaly skin of ceratopsian dinosaurs

The Frankfurt specimen of the early-branching ceratopsian dinosaur Psittacosaurus is remarkable for the exquisite preservation of squamous (scaly) skin and other soft tissues that cover almost its

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Morphology and distribution of scales, dermal ossifications, and other non‐feather integumentary structures in non‐avialan theropod dinosaurs

The morphology and distribution of non-feathered integumentary structures in non-avialan theropods, covering squamous skin and naked skin as well as dermal ossifications are reviewed.



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Bristle-like integumentary structures at the tail of the horned dinosaur Psittacosaurus

The discovery of bristle-like structures in Psittacosaurus is of great evolutionary significance since it shows that the integumentary covering of at least some dinosaurs was much more complex than has ever been previously imagined.

Female cloacal protuberance of the polygynandrous Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris: histological features and possible functional significance

It is speculated that the morphological changes in the cloacal lips of the female Alpine Accentor are mediated hormonally by the brain–pituitary–gonadal axis.

Evolution of External Genitalia: Insights from Reptilian Development

The question of the deep homology (shared common ancestry) of genital structures and of developmental mechanisms, and new areas of investigation that can be pursued by taking a comparative approach to studying development of the external genitalia are addressed.

Morphological signals of sex and status in Spotted Bowerbirds

It is found that bower owners had larger crests than non-owner males or females and that crest area provided the most accurate predictor of a bird's sex and status in a discriminant function analysis.

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Remarks on the Cloaca and on the Copulatory Organs of the Amniota. [Abstract]

Arich material of Crocodiles and Alligators has enabled me to clear up several points in the structure of their sexual apparatus, which have hitherto escaped notice, probably owing to the scarcity of

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