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Display all details of KUBI Mammalogy University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Mammal Collection KUBI Mammalogy 0 0
Display all details of Raw CT data of QMF14.548 Based on the known fossil record, the majority of crocodylians from the Cenozoic Era of Australia are referred to the extinct clade Mekosuchinae. The only extant crocodylians in Australia are two species of Crocodylus. Hence, the viewpoint that Crocodylus and mekosuchines have been the only crocodylians inhabiting Australia during the Cenozoic has remained largely undisputed. Herein we describe Australia’s first tomistomine crocodylian, Gunggamarandu maunala gen. et sp. nov., thus challenging the notion of mekosuchine dominance during most of the Cenozoic. The holotype specimen of Gunggamarandu maunala derives from the Pliocene or Pleistocene of south-eastern Queensland, marking the southern-most global record for Tomistominae. Gunggamarandu maunala is known from a large, incomplete cranium that possesses a unique combination of features that distinguishes it from other crocodylians. Phylogenetic analyses place Gunggamarandu in a basal position within Tomistominae, specifically as a sister taxon to Dollosuchoides from the Eocene of Europe. These results hint at a potential ghost lineage between European and Australian tomistomines going back more than 50 million years. The cranial proportions of the Gunggamarandu maunala holotype specimen indicate it is the largest crocodyliform yet discovered from Australia. 1 1
Display all details of Fetal to early postnatal morphogenesis of the sphenoid in primates 6 6
Display all details of The stapes of stem and extinct Marsupialia: implications for the ancestral condition This paper describes, for the first time, the stapedes of several non-marsupial species of the metatherian clade Sparassodonta (Sipalocyon gracilis, Arctodictis sinclairi, and Borhyaena tuberata) which were fortuitously encountered during routine microtomography. To augment our comparative set we also scanned and reconstructed single examples of the stapedes of the fossil taxa Sparassocynus bahiai and Thylophorops cf. T. chapalmalensis (Didelphimorphia), Argyrolagus scagliai (?Paucituberculata), as well as single examples drawn from extant members of Caenolestidae (Caenolestes sp.) and Microbiotheriidae (Dromiciops gliroides). The sparassodont, didelphid, and microbiotherian samples exhibit a common bauplan (stapes triangular, with intracrural foramen), whereas the paucituberculatan samples differ in possessing columelliform, imperforate stapes as also previously reported for various australidelphians. The stapedial footplate is rounded in sparassodonts (stapedial ratio, ~1.6), in both of the fossil didelphimorphians (~1.7), and in the fossil ?paucituberculatan (~1.5). According to our optimization of our results of mammalian phylogeny, and in contrast to some other reconstructions, a triangular stapes with intracrural foramen and rounded footplate is likely the ancestral condition for Marsupialia. No particular function can be correlated with possession of the intracrural foramen as opposed to an imperforate stapes, apart from accommodation of the proximal stapedial artery (as seen also in many eutherians). The frequent presence of the intracrural foramen in members of both infraclasses suggests that the ontogenies of the second arch’s blood supply (stapedial artery) and its main skeletal element (stapes) have remained strongly integrated throughout therian evolution, even in cases in which the proximal part of the vessel involutes. Gaillard, Charlène 7 7
Display all details of The first tetrapod remains from the Upper Jurassic Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed 3D data of the tooth from from "The first tetrapod remains from the Upper Jurassic Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed" 1 1
Display all details of Genyornis newtoni palaeopathology Two fossils of Genyornis newtoni (Aves, Dromornithidae) from Lake Callabonna, which show signs of bone infection. McInerney, Phoebe 4 2
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Display all details of Nasal and pharyngeal anatomy of chiropterans 11 5
Display all details of Romero MA Thesis Scans Scans taken from Hamann-Todd non-human primate collection at Cleveland Museum of Natural History for MA thesis at University of Arkansas. Permission from CMNH required for access and/or use of these scans. Ashly Romero 5 5
Display all details of The anatomy of the palate in Early Triassic Chaohusaurus brevifemoralis (Reptilia: Ichthyosauriformes) based on digital reconstruction The palatal anatomy of ichthyosauriforms remains largely unknown. Here, the complete palate of the early-branching ichthyosauriform Chaohusaurus brevifemoralis is reconstructed and described for the first time with the assistance of high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT) scan on the three-dimensionally preserved skull of its paratype (GMPKU-P-3086) from the Lower Triassic of South China. The reconstruction reveals new palatal features of C. brevifemoralis. The palatine contacts the jugal directly, which is observed in ichthyosauriforms for the first time. A single row of denticles is present on each side of the palate. The vomer exceeds the anterior and posterior margins of the internal naris. The pterygoid is posterior to the internal naris. The epipterygoid is present and the ectopterygoid is absent. Ya-Lei Yin 3 3
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