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Ontogeny of the Massospondylus labyrinth: implications for locomotory shifts in a basal sauropodomorph dinosaur

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Ontogeny is a vital aspect of life history sometimes overlooked in palaeontological studies. However, the changing geometry of anatomical structures during growth can be informative regarding ecological and functional reconstructions. The inner ear, or labyrinth, is an ideal ontogenetic study system because it has a strong functional signal in its morphology that is linked to locomotor mode. Yet almost nothing is known about labyrinth development in dinosaurs. We quantified labyrinth scale an...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/pala.12400

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8215-5748
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Funding agency for:
Neenan, J
Grant:
ECF-2017-360
National Research Foundation of South Africa More from this funder
Palaeontological Scientific Trust More from this funder
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility More from this funder
University of the Witwatersrand More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Palaeontology Journal website
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
255-265
Publication date:
2018-10-05
Acceptance date:
2018-08-20
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EISSN:
1475-4983
ISSN:
0031-0239
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927573
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uuid:39e3a8df-f6c4-4b04-8368-2afe3283ca58
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pubs:927573
Deposit date:
2018-10-16

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