Archosauriform endocranial morphology and osteological evidence for semiaquatic sensory adaptations in phytosaurs

  title={Archosauriform endocranial morphology and osteological evidence for semiaquatic sensory adaptations in phytosaurs},
  author={Emily J Lessner and Michelle R. Stocker},
  journal={Journal of Anatomy},
The examination of endocranial data of archosauriforms has led to advances on the evolution of body size, nerve pathways, and sensory abilities. However, much of that research has focused on bird‐line archosaurs, resulting in a skewed view of Archosauria. Phytosauria, a hypothesized sister taxon to or early‐branching member of Archosauria, provides a potential outgroup condition. Most previous phytosaur endocranial studies were executed without the use of modern technology and focused on… Expand
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