Morphological and biomechanical disparity of crocodile-line archosaurs following the end-Triassic extinction

  title={Morphological and biomechanical disparity of crocodile-line archosaurs following the end-Triassic extinction},
  author={Thomas L Stubbs and Stephanie E Pierce and Emily J Rayfield and Philip S L Anderson},
  booktitle={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
Mesozoic crurotarsans exhibited diverse morphologies and feeding modes, representing considerable ecological diversity, yet macroevolutionary patterns remain unexplored. Here, we use a unique combination of morphological and biomechanical disparity metrics to quantify the ecological diversity and trophic radiations of Mesozoic crurotarsans, using the mandible as a morpho-functional proxy. We recover three major trends. First, the diverse assemblage of Late Triassic crurotarsans was… CONTINUE READING
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