Cranial Polymorphism and Systematics of Miocene and Living Alligator in North America

@inproceedings{Whiting2016CranialPA,
  title={Cranial Polymorphism and Systematics of Miocene and Living Alligator in North America},
  author={Evan T. Whiting and D. Steadman and K. Vliet},
  year={2016}
}
  • Evan T. Whiting, D. Steadman, K. Vliet
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Abstract We examined the osteology of Neogene Alligator, with a focus on fossils from the late Miocene (~8–7 million years ago [Ma]) Moss Acres Racetrack locality in Marion County, Florida, USA. These fossils have been referred previously to Alligator cf. A. mefferdi (early late Miocene, ~12–10 Ma, Nebraska), an extinct species that we and others have found to be lacking autapomorphic characters. Furthermore, numerous cranial polymorphisms, previously regarded as diagnostic autapomorphies or… CONTINUE READING
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