Morphogenesis of bone ornamentation in extant and extinct crocodilians

@article{Buffrnil1982MorphogenesisOB,
  title={Morphogenesis of bone ornamentation in extant and extinct crocodilians},
  author={Vivian de Buffr{\'e}nil},
  journal={Zoomorphology},
  year={1982},
  volume={99},
  pages={155-166}
}
  • Vivian de Buffrénil
  • Published in Zoomorphology 1982
  • Biology
  • SummaryHistological study of bone in the skull and osteoscutes of extant and extinct Crocodylia reveals that the skeletal ornamentation of crocodiles is caused by a process of differential, superficial resorption of bone. A partial reconstruction follows the resorption, and several resorption-reconstruction cycles are necessary to suit pit dimensions to overall bone growth. Bone ornamentation is a dynamic structure during ontogeny: the shape and the location of a given pit or groove vary in… CONTINUE READING

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