DINOSAUR GASTRALIA; ORIGIN, MORPHOLOGY, AND FUNCTION

@inproceedings{Claessens2004DINOSAURGO,
  title={DINOSAUR GASTRALIA; ORIGIN, MORPHOLOGY, AND FUNCTION},
  author={Leon P A M Claessens},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract Gastralia are dermal ossifications situated in the ventral abdominal wall. [...] Key Method The lateral gastralia articulate in parallel with the medial gastralia in an elongated groove. The medial gastralia imbricate with contralateral gastralia along the ventral midline, creating a series of cranially directed chevrons. Thus all the gastralia are connected to one another, and operate as a single functional unit. The bones recently identified as sauropod gastralia show no morphological similarities…Expand
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