Neural and endocranial anatomy of Triassic phytosaurian reptiles and convergence with fossil and modern crocodylians

@article{Lautenschlager2016NeuralAE,
  title={Neural and endocranial anatomy of Triassic phytosaurian reptiles and convergence with fossil and modern crocodylians},
  author={Stephan Lautenschlager and Richard J. Butler},
  journal={PeerJ},
  year={2016},
  volume={4}
}
Phytosaurs are a clade of large, carnivorous pseudosuchian archosaurs from the Late Triassic with a near cosmopolitan distribution. Their superficial resemblance to longirostrine (long-snouted) crocodylians, such as gharials, has often been used in the past to infer ecological and behavioural convergence between the two groups. Although more than thirty species of phytosaur are currently recognised, little is known about the endocranial anatomy of this clade. Here, we describe the endocranial… Expand
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