Functional morphology of neck musculature in the Tyrannosauridae ( Dinosauria , Theropoda ) as determined via a hierarchical inferential approach

@inproceedings{Snively2007FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional morphology of neck musculature in the Tyrannosauridae ( Dinosauria , Theropoda ) as determined via a hierarchical inferential approach},
  author={Eric D Snively and Anthony P Russell},
  year={2007}
}
With multiple well-preserved specimens, tyrannosaurid dinosaurs are ideal subjects for exploring the role of the neck for feeding in an extinct amniote clade. Detailed exploration of the morphology of avian and crocodilian neck muscles grounds phylogenetic inference of musculature of tyrannosaurids. Introduced methods of kinematic and physiological inference explicate action and function of tyrannosaurid neck muscles, and the explicit method of extant behavioural interpolation (EBI) allows… CONTINUE READING