Growth curve of Psittacosaurus mongoliensis Osborn (Ceratopsia: Psittacosauridae) inferred from long bone histology

  title={Growth curve of Psittacosaurus mongoliensis Osborn (Ceratopsia: Psittacosauridae) inferred from long bone histology},
  author={Gregory M. Erickson and T. A. Tumanova},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  • G. Erickson, T. A. Tumanova
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Abstract The skeleton undergoes substantial histological modification during ontogeny in association with longitudinal growth, shape changes, reproductive activity, and fatigue repair. This variation can hinder attempts to reconstruct life history attributes for individuals, particularly when only fossil materials are availble for study. Histological examinations of multiple elements throughout development provide a means to control for such variability and facilitate accurate life history… 

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