Using linkage models to explore skull kinematic diversity and functional convergence in arthrodire placoderms

@article{Anderson2010UsingLM,
  title={Using linkage models to explore skull kinematic diversity and functional convergence in arthrodire placoderms},
  author={P. S. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2010},
  volume={271}
}
  • P. S. Anderson
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • Biomechanical models offer a powerful set of tools for quantifying the diversity of function across fossil taxa. A computer‐based four‐bar linkage model previously developed to describe the potential feeding kinematics of Dunkleosteus terrelli is applied here to several other arthrodire placoderm taxa from different lineages. Arthrodire placoderms are a group of basal gnathostomes showing one of the earliest diversifications of jaw structures. The linkage model allows biomechanical variation to… CONTINUE READING
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