LONG BONE HISTOLOGY OF THE HADROSAURID DINOSAUR MAIASAURA PEEBLESORUM: GROWTH DYNAMICS AND PHYSIOLOGY BASED ON AN ONTOGENETIC SERIES OF SKELETAL ELEMENTS

@inproceedings{Horner2000LONGBH,
  title={LONG BONE HISTOLOGY OF THE HADROSAURID DINOSAUR MAIASAURA PEEBLESORUM: GROWTH DYNAMICS AND PHYSIOLOGY BASED ON AN ONTOGENETIC SERIES OF SKELETAL ELEMENTS},
  author={John R. Horner and Armand J. de Ricql{\`e}s and Kevin Padian},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract Ontogenetic changes in the bone histology of Maiasaura peeblesorum are revealed by six relatively distinct but gradational growth stages: early and late nestling, early and late juvenile, sub-adult, and adult. These stages are distinguished not only by relative size but by changes in the histological patterns of bones at each stage. In general, the earliest stages are marked by spongy bone matrix with large vascular canals. Through growth, the cortical bone differentiates into fibro… 

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