An early trend towards gigantism in Triassic sauropodomorph dinosaurs

@article{Apaldetti2018AnET,
  title={An early trend towards gigantism in Triassic sauropodomorph dinosaurs},
  author={Cecilia Apaldetti and Ricardo Nestor Mart{\'i}nez and Ignacio A Cerda and Diego Pol and Oscar A. Alcober},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={2},
  pages={1227-1232}
}
Dinosaurs dominated the terrestrial ecosystems for more than 140 Myr during the Mesozoic era, and among them were sauropodomorphs, the largest land animals recorded in the history of life. Early sauropodomorphs were small bipeds, and it was long believed that acquisition of giant body size in this clade (over 10 tonnes) occurred during the Jurassic and was linked to numerous skeletal modifications present in Eusauropoda. Although the origin of gigantism in sauropodomorphs was a pivotal stage in… CONTINUE READING
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