The Braincase and Inner Ear of Placodus gigas (Sauropterygia, Placodontia)—A New Reconstruction Based on Micro-Computed Tomographic Data

@inproceedings{Neenan2012TheBA,
  title={The Braincase and Inner Ear of Placodus gigas (Sauropterygia, Placodontia)—A New Reconstruction Based on Micro-Computed Tomographic Data},
  author={James M. Neenan and Torsten M. Scheyer},
  year={2012}
}
ABSTRACT Placodus gigas is an unarmored placodont marine reptile (Diapsida, Sauropterygia) known from the Middle Triassic of Europe, most commonly found in the shallow marine carbonate facies of the German Muschelkalk (lower Anisian to middle Ladinian, approximately 243–235 Ma). Generally, the morphology of the skull is well understood, with the exception of the braincase, which is partially obscured by dermatocranial bone. Two skulls that display well-preserved and intact chondrocranial… CONTINUE READING

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