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Skulls of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus carinatus Owen in the collections of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research

  title={Skulls of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus carinatus Owen in the collections of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research},
  author={Chris E. Gow and James William. Kitching and Michael A. Raath},

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Influence of Skull Reconstructions and Intraspecific Variability in Studies of Cranial Morphometrics in Theropods and Basal Saurischians

Based on the current results, shape variation of different skull reconstructions based on the same specimen seems to have generally little influence on the results of a geometric morphometric analysis, although it cannot be excluded that some erroneous reconstructions of poorly preserved specimens might cause problems occasionally.

Cranial Kinesis in Dinosaurs: Intracranial Joints, Protractor Muscles, and Their Significance for Cranial Evolution and Function in Diapsids

Almost all dinosaurs lacked the kinematic linkages that would have permitted movement, and synovial basal and otic joints and protractor musculature are diapsid plesiomorphies, and most formulations of nonavian dinosaur kinesis are currently problematic.

Early dinosaurs: A phylogenetic study

A new cladistic analysis of the early dinosaur radiation was performed to assess the relationships among the three major clades (Ornithischia, Sauropodomorpha and Theropoda) and to define the phylogenetic position of the basal members of the group.

Postcranial osteology of the neotype specimen of Massospondylus carinatus Owen, 1854 (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the upper Elliot formation of South Africa

Royal Society International Exchange Grant (jointly to P.M.B. and J.N.C.) Earth Sciences Departmental Investment Fund of the Natural History Museum, London (to P.M.B.) National Research Foundation

Redescription of a Nearly Complete Skull of Plateosaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic of Trossingen (Germany)

This study supports referral of AMNH FARB 6810 to P. erlenbergiensis on the basis of the following characters: occipital condyle above level of parasphenoid; basisphenoid with transverse, subvertical lamina extending between basipterygoid processes; and peglike process projecting medially from the middle of the palatine.

Massospondylus carinatus Owen 1854 (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the Lower Jurassic of South Africa: Proposed conservation of the usage by designation of a neotype

The syntype series of Massospondylus carinatus was destroyed when the Hunterian Museum was hit during a bombing raid on 10 May 1941, but many of the bones were illustrated by Lydekker (1890), Seeley (1895) and von Huene (1906), and a series of casts of the syntypes still survive and are housed in the Iziko South African Museum.

A New Basal Sauropodomorph Dinosaur from the Upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa

ABSTRACT A new basal sauropodomorph dinosaur, Massospondylus kaalae sp. nov., is named on the basis of a partial skull from the upper Elliot Formation (Lower Jurassic) of the Herschel District,

Skull anatomy of Mussaurus patagonicus (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic of Patagonia

The skull anatomy of Mussaurus patagonicus from the Upper Triassic Laguna Colorada Formation is described based on a revision of the type material and several recently found specimens, revealing major changes in the rostral and temporal regions.

Interelemental osteohistological variation in Massospondylus carinatus and its implications for locomotion

Massospondylus carinatus Owen, 1854 is an iconic basal sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of southern Africa. Over 200 specimens have been referred to this taxon, spanning the entire

Sues, Hans-Dieter et al. 2004. "On the skull of Massospondylus carinatus Owen, 1854 (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the Elliot and Clarens formations (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa." Annals of the Carnegie Museum 73(4), 239?257. https://doi.org/10.5962/p.316084

This paper presents a comprehensive description of the cranial structure of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Massospondylus carijiaiiis, based on four well-preserved skulls (including one of a juvenile