Small body size and extreme cortical bone remodeling indicate phyletic dwarfism in Magyarosaurus dacus (Sauropoda: Titanosauria).

@article{Stein2010SmallBS,
  title={Small body size and extreme cortical bone remodeling indicate phyletic dwarfism in Magyarosaurus dacus (Sauropoda: Titanosauria).},
  author={Koen W. H. Stein and Zolt{\'a}n Csiki and Kristina A Curry Rogers and David B. Weishampel and Ragna Redelstorff and Jos{\'e} Luis Carballido and P Martin Sander},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 20},
  pages={9258-63}
}
Sauropods were the largest terrestrial tetrapods (>10(5) kg) in Earth's history and grew at rates that rival those of extant mammals. Magyarosaurus dacus, a titanosaurian sauropod from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Romania, is known exclusively from small individuals (<10(3) kg) and conflicts with the idea that all sauropods were massive. The diminutive M. dacus was a classical example of island dwarfism (phyletic nanism) in dinosaurs, but a recent study suggested that the small… CONTINUE READING
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