Articular soft tissue anatomy of the archosaur hip joint: Structural homology and functional implications.

@article{Tsai2015ArticularST,
  title={Articular soft tissue anatomy of the archosaur hip joint: Structural homology and functional implications.},
  author={Henry P. Tsai and Casey M. Holliday},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={2015},
  volume={276 6},
  pages={601-30}
}
Archosaurs evolved a wide diversity of locomotor postures, body sizes, and hip joint morphologies. The two extant archosaurs clades (birds and crocodylians) possess highly divergent hip joint morphologies, and the homologies and functions of their articular soft tissues, such as ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, are poorly understood. Reconstructing joint anatomy and function of extinct vertebrates is critical to understanding their posture, locomotor behavior, ecology, and evolution. However… CONTINUE READING