Biomechanics of ossified tendons in ornithopod dinosaurs

@inproceedings{Organ2006BiomechanicsOO,
  title={Biomechanics of ossified tendons in ornithopod dinosaurs},
  author={Christopher Lee Organ},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2006}
}
  • C. Organ
  • Published in Paleobiology 1 December 2006
  • Biology, Geography, Environmental Science
Abstract Spinal ossified tendons are a defining character for Ornithischia, one of the two major clades of dinosaurs. The function of these bony rods has remained a mystery since their first detailed description in 1886. Qualitative approaches to understand ossified tendon function have resulted in different ecological and behavioral interpretations for ornithopod dinosaurs. To evaluate ossified tendon function, this study constructed finite element models of the vertebral column for two… 

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