Kinetic limitations of intracranial joints in Brachylophosaurus canadensis and Edmontosaurus regalis (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae), and their implications for the chewing mechanics of hadrosaurids.


The highly specialized tooth morphology and arrangement of the dental battery of hadrosaurids has led to much speculation surrounding the chewing mechanics of this successful group of herbivorous dinosaurs. Pleurokinesis, a long established hypothesis explaining the ornithopod chewing mechanism, proposes a transverse power stroke in hadrosaurids that was… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ar.22458