HOMOLOGY OF THE NEOCERATOPSIAN CERVICAL BAR ELEMENTS

@inproceedings{Tsuihiji2007HOMOLOGYOT,
  title={HOMOLOGY OF THE NEOCERATOPSIAN CERVICAL BAR ELEMENTS},
  author={Takanobu Tsuihiji and Peter J Makovicky},
  booktitle={Journal of Paleontology},
  year={2007}
}
In neoceratopsian dinosaurs, the centra, neural arches, and neural spines of several anteriormost cervical vertebrae are fused together to form a structure called the cervical bar (Langston, 1975) or syncervical (Ostrom and Wellnhofer, 1986). This structure characterizes all neoceratopsians (Dodson and Currie, 1990; Dodson et al., 2004; You and Dodson, 2004) for which the anterior cervicals are known, but it remains controversial how many vertebrae are fused together to produce this structure… 
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