The Braincase of the Basal Sauropod Dinosaur Spinophorosaurus and 3D Reconstructions of the Cranial Endocast and Inner Ear

@inproceedings{Knoll2012TheBO,
  title={The Braincase of the Basal Sauropod Dinosaur Spinophorosaurus and 3D Reconstructions of the Cranial Endocast and Inner Ear},
  author={Fabien Knoll and Lawrence M. Witmer and Francisco Ortega and Ryan C. Ridgely and Daniela Schwarz-Wings},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Sauropod dinosaurs were the largest animals ever to walk on land, and, as a result, the evolution of their remarkable adaptations has been of great interest. The braincase is of particular interest because it houses the brain and inner ear. However, only a few studies of these structures in sauropods are available to date. Because of the phylogenetic position of Spinophorosaurus nigerensis as a basal eusauropod, the braincase has the potential to provide key evidence on the… CONTINUE READING
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