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Assessing Social Behaviour, Ontogenetic Change and Taxonomic status in a Juvenile Gorgosaurus libratus (Dinosauria; Theropoda; Tyrannosauridae): A multidisciplinary analysisDownload
The sparseness of the fossil record and the subjectivity of interpreting behaviour from morphological and taphonomic evidence have impeded studies on the behaviour of juvenile theropod dinosaurs. Most evidence for social behaviour in juvenile dinosaurs comes from multi individual bone beds or...
Pachyrhinosaurus is a peculiar ceratopsian known only from Upper Cretaceous strata of Alberta and the North Slope of Alaska. The genus consists of three described species Pachyrhinosaurus canadensis, Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, and Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum that are distinguishable by cranial...
The first histological study of an entire hadrosaurid dental battery provides a better understanding of this complex structure. The hadrosaurid dental battery is composed of interlocking, vertically stacked columns of teeth that form a complex grinding surface. The dental battery was previously...
Cretaceous birds of Alberta are poorly understood, as skeletal elements are rare and typically consist of fragmentary postcranial remains. A partial avian coracoid from the upper Campanian Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta, Canada can be referred to the Ornithurae, and is referred to here as...
Reappraisal of Saurolophus confirms Saurolophus osborni and Saurolophus angustirostris as distinct species. Synapomorphies of Saurolophus include a spike-like pseudonarial crest formed by the nasals, frontals, and prefrontals; tripartite frontals with anteroventral and posterodorsal extensions...
Here I assess sources of intraspecific morphological variability in the armoured dinosaurs (Dinosauria: Ornithischia: Ankylosauria), approached from the viewpoints of ontogenetic allometry, fossil bone histology, and individual variation. Juvenile specimens of Pinacosaurus grangeri Gilmore, 1933,...
The Ankylosauria is a group of herbivorous, quadrupedal, armoured dinosaurs subdivided into at least two major clades, the Ankylosauridae and the Nodosauridae. The most derived members of the Ankylosauridae had a unique tail club formed from modified, tightly interlocking distal caudal vertebrae...
The jaw musculature of Champsosaurus has been enigmatic since the taxon was first described. The extant phylogenetic bracketing method is used to determine the morphology of the jaw adductor musculature. Rotational mathematics is used to calculate the muscle forces, torques, angular...
Here I assess the use of osteoderms in systematics with comparative material from fossil and extant tetrapod taxa. Putative differences among three groups (ankylosaurid, nodosaurid, and polacanthid) were evaluated. Archosaur osteoderms have cortices surrounding a cancellous core. Ankylosaurs are...
Ankylosaur (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) foot morphology and an assessment of the function of the limbs and feetDownload
Morphology and function of ankylosaur dinosaur limbs are explored and analyzed using comparative morphology and finite element analysis. Reconstruction of the forelimb and posture of Pinacosaurus grangeri matches well with trackways attributed to ankylosaurs. A flexed humerus angled away from the...