Osteohistology and growth dynamics of the Brazilian noasaurid Vespersaurus paranaensis Langer et al., 2019 (Theropoda: Abelisauroidea)

@article{Souza2020OsteohistologyAG,
  title={Osteohistology and growth dynamics of the Brazilian noasaurid Vespersaurus paranaensis Langer et al., 2019 (Theropoda: Abelisauroidea)},
  author={Geovane Alves de Souza and M. Soares and A. S. Brum and M. Zucolotto and J. M. Say{\~a}o and L. C. Weinsch{\"u}tz and Alexander W A Kellner},
  journal={PeerJ},
  year={2020},
  volume={8}
}
  • Geovane Alves de Souza, M. Soares, +4 authors Alexander W A Kellner
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PeerJ
  • Although the knowledge of bone histology of non-avian theropods has advanced considerably in recent decades, data about the bone tissue patterns, growth dynamics and ontogeny of some taxa such as abelisauroids are still limited. Here we describe the bone microstructure and growth dynamics of the Brazilian noasaurine Vespersaurus paranaensis using five femora and six tibiae and quantify the annual growth marks through retrocalculation of missing ones to estimate ontogenetic ages. The femoral… CONTINUE READING

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