Complex rostral neurovascular system in a giant pliosaur

  title={Complex rostral neurovascular system in a giant pliosaur},
  author={Davide Foffa and J. Sassoon and A. Cuff and M. Mavrogordato and M. Benton},
  • Davide Foffa, J. Sassoon, +2 authors M. Benton
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Pliosaurs were a long-lived, ubiquitous group of Mesozoic marine predators attaining large body sizes (up to 12 m). Despite much being known about their ecology and behaviour, the mechanisms they adopted for prey detection have been poorly investigated and represent a mystery to date. Complex neurovascular systems in many vertebrate rostra have evolved for prey detection. However, information on the occurrence of such systems in fossil taxa is extremely limited because of poor preservation… CONTINUE READING

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