Neuroanatomy of flying reptiles and implications for flight, posture and behaviour

@article{Witmer2003NeuroanatomyOF,
  title={Neuroanatomy of flying reptiles and implications for flight, posture and behaviour},
  author={Lawrence M. Witmer and Sankar Chatterjee and Jonathan Franzosa and Timothy Rowe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={425},
  pages={950-953}
}
Comparison of birds and pterosaurs, the two archosaurian flyers, sheds light on adaptation to an aerial lifestyle. The neurological basis of control holds particular interest in that flight demands on sensory integration, equilibrium, and muscular coordination are acute. Here we compare the brain and vestibular apparatus in two pterosaurs based on high-resolution computed tomographic (CT) scans from which we constructed digital endocasts. Although general neural organization resembles birds… 
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