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Display all details of Expanded Sampling Across Ontogeny in Deltasuchus motherali (Neosuchia, Crocodyliformes) New material attributable to Deltasuchus motherali, a neosuchian from the Cenomanian of Texas, provides sampling across much of the ontogeny of this species. Detailed descriptions provide both information about the paleobiology of this species, particularly with regards to how growth and development affected diet. Overall snout shape became progressively wider and more robust with age, suggesting that dietary shifts from juvenile to adult were not only a matter of size change, but functional performance as well. These newly described elements provide additional characters upon which to base more robust phylogenetic analyses. The authors provide a revised diagnosis of this species, describing the new material and discussing incidents of apparent ontogenetic variation across the sampled population. The results of the ensuing phylogenetic analyses both situate Deltasuchus within an endemic clade of Appalachian crocodyliforms, separate and diagnosable from goniopholidids and pholidosaurs, herein referred to as Paluxysuchidae. Drumheller, S. K., Adams, T. L., Maddox, H., & Noto, C. R. (2021). Expanded Sampling Across Ontogeny in Deltasuchus motherali (Neosuchia, Crocodyliformes): Revealing Ecomorphological Niche Partitioning and Appalachian Endemism in Cenomanian Crocodyliforms. Cambridge University Press. Drumheller-Horton, Stephanie 1 1
Display all details of Arlington Archosaur Site Fossils This is a collection of published fossil material discovered at the Arlington Archosaur Site (Woodbine Group; Cenomanian). Adams, Thomas 3 2
Display all details of Fossilized cell structures identify an ancient origin for the teleost whole-genome duplication Benson, Roger 169 80
Display all details of The neurocranium of Ekweeconfractus amorui gen. et sp. nov. (Hyaenodonta, Mammalia) and the evolution of the brain in some hyaenodontan carnivores We report on a nearly complete cranium of Ekweeconfractus amorui gen. et sp. nov. (Hyaenodonta, Teratodontinae), from the early Miocene of Moruorot, Kenya. The cranium is dorsoventrally compressed, but sufficiently intact to allow for digital reconstruction of the neurocranium, resulting in a digital endocast that gives us a first glimpse into teratodontine brain morphology. The virtual endocast is one of the most well preserved of any hyaenodont known to date, with many of the cranial nerves and blood vessels identifiable. Endocasts are known from only a handful of hyaenodont species and little work has been done on hyaenodont brains in recent decades. To better understand the evolution of the brain in these animals, we place the endocast of E. amorui gen. et sp. nov., as well as several other previously described endocasts, in the latest phylogenetic framework. This analysis suggests that the expansion of the neocortex occurred convergently in several clades of Hyaenodonta. Our study provides a basis for future research on brain evolution in Hyaenodonta. 4 1
Display all details of Anatomical diversification of a novel skeletal element in bat feet This project includes CT scans on bat feet generated for the following manuscript: Stanchak, K. E., Arbour, J. H. and Santana, S. E. (2019), Anatomical diversification of a skeletal novelty in bat feet. Evolution, 73: 1591-1603. doi:10.1111/evo.13786 In this study, we found much anatomical variation in the calcar, an additional skeletal element in bat feet that articulates with the calcaneus. These scans demonstrate the extent of skeletal diversity in the bat ankle region. 11 7
Display all details of A newly described vertebrate fauna from the Lower Cretaceous Holly Creek Formation of the Trinity Group, Southwest Arkansas, USA Submitted to PeerJ, in review as of July 7, 2021 Authors: Celina A. Suarez, Joseph Frederickson, Richard L. Cifelli, Jeffrey G. Pittman, ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster, Randall L. Nydam, Kirsty Morgan Corresponding Author: Celina A. Suarez 216 Gearhart Hall, 340 N. Campus Drive, Fayetteville, AR, USA 72701 email address: casuarez@uark.edu 2 1
Display all details of oVert Reference Specimens This is a collection of "reference specimens" scanned at different institutions participating in the oVert (openVertebrate) Thematic Collections Network funded by the US National Science Foundation. 14 4
Display all details of Sterkfontein The caves and quarries at Sterkfontein, 50 km northwest of Johannesburg, are the richest <i>Australopithecus</i> -bearing site in Africa. Over 800 specimens have been recovered there since the 1936 discovery of the first adult <i>Australopithecus</i> . In particular, Member 4 contains abundant <i>Australopithecus</i> remains (including "Mrs Ples"), while Member 5 has yielded large Oldowan and Early Acheulean stone tool assemblages and hominin remains attributed to the genera <i>Homo</i> and <i>Paranthropus</i> . The Sterkfontein site is well-known for having yielded the iconic skull and associated skeleton of the “Little Foot” in Member 2. More recently, additional hominin remains were reported from the nearby Jacovec Cave and Milner Hall. In addition to the hominin remains, abundant associated faunal assemblages have been excavated and include a large and diverse non-hominin primate collection. This project aims at providing 3D surfaces of newly hominin and primate remains as well as of the stone tools excavated at Sterkfontein. 12 11
Display all details of 3D models related to the publication: Deep evolutionary diversification of semicircular canals in archosaurs 30 30
Display all details of Pterosaur tracks (Pteraichnus saltwashensis) from Huangyangquan track site, Wuerhe District, Karamay City, Xinjiang, China Xing, Lida 1 1
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