Longbone histology of the Tendaguru sauropods: implications for growth and biology

  title={Longbone histology of the Tendaguru sauropods: implications for growth and biology},
  author={P. Martin Sander},
  • P. M. Sander
  • Published in Paleobiology 1 June 2000
  • Geography, Environmental Science
Abstract A new sampling technique for fossil bone (coring with a 5/8” bit) was used to sample longbones of all four sauropod genera from the Upper Jurassic Tendaguru beds of Tanzania for paleohistological study. Brachiosaurus and Barosaurus are represented by growth series of humeri and femora, while Dicraeosaurus could be sampled in fewer specimens and only one bone of Janenschia was available. Although all samples are dominated by fibrolamellar bone tissue, taxa can be distinguished by the… 

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