Repeated Evolution of Herbivorous Crocodyliforms during the Age of Dinosaurs

@article{Melstrom2019RepeatedEO,
  title={Repeated Evolution of Herbivorous Crocodyliforms during the Age of Dinosaurs},
  author={Keegan M. Melstrom and Randall B. Irmis},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={29},
  pages={2389-2395.e3}
}
Extinct crocodyliforms from the age of dinosaurs (Mesozoic Era) display an impressive range of skeletal morphologies, suggesting a diversity of ecological roles not found in living representatives [1-6]. In particular, unusual dental morphologies develop repeatedly through the evolutionary history of this group [2, 4-9]. Recent descriptions of fossil crocodyliforms and their unusual teeth provide the inferential basis for a wide range of feeding ecologies. However, tests of these hypotheses are… 
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