Reassessment of the Vertebral Laminae in Some South American Titanosaurian Sauropods

@inproceedings{Salgado2010ReassessmentOT,
  title={Reassessment of the Vertebral Laminae in Some South American Titanosaurian Sauropods},
  author={Leonardo Rippel Salgado and Jaime E. Powell},
  year={2010}
}
ABSTRACT The neural spines of the sauropod presacral vertebrae contain a series of osseous laminae of unquestionable phylogenetic significance. However, the lack of articulated presacral series has impeded identification of these structures in many taxa. Titanosaur sauropods present a pattern of neural laminae that is somewhat different from other groups, especially to diplodocids. Understanding these differences is important in order to score adequately characters related to vertebral… Expand
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  • P. Gallina
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias
  • 2011
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