Functional anatomy and feeding biomechanics of a giant Upper Jurassic pliosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from Weymouth Bay, Dorset, UK.

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Pliosaurs were among the largest predators in Mesozoic seas, and yet their functional anatomy and feeding biomechanics are poorly understood. A new, well-preserved pliosaur from the Kimmeridgian of Weymouth Bay (UK) revealed cranial adaptations related to feeding. Digital modelling of computed tomography scans allowed reconstruction of missing, distorted… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/joa.12200

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@article{Foffa2014FunctionalAA, title={Functional anatomy and feeding biomechanics of a giant Upper Jurassic pliosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from Weymouth Bay, Dorset, UK.}, author={Davide Foffa and Andrew R. Cuff and Judyth Sassoon and Emily J Rayfield and M N Mavrogordato and Michael J Benton}, journal={Journal of anatomy}, year={2014}, volume={225 2}, pages={209-19} }