Septomaxilla of nonmammalian synapsids: soft-tissue correlates and a new functional interpretation. DELETE.

@article{Hillenius2000SeptomaxillaON,
  title={Septomaxilla of nonmammalian synapsids: soft-tissue correlates and a new functional interpretation. DELETE.},
  author={Willem J. Hillenius},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={2000},
  volume={245 1},
  pages={29-50}
}
The function of the septomaxilla of nonmammalian synapsids has long been problematic. Distinctive features of this bone, including a prominent intranarial process and a septomaxillary canal and foramen, are characteristic of pelycosaurs and nonmammalian therapsids, but are lost in their mammalian descendants. Numerous contradictory reconstructions have been… CONTINUE READING