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Temporal and phylogenetic evolution of the sauropod dinosaur body plan
The colossal size and body plan of sauropod dinosaurs are unparalleled in terrestrial vertebrates. However, to date, there have been only limited attempts to examine temporal and phylogenetic patterns in the sauropod ...
Functional cervicothoracic boundary modified by anatomical shifts in the neck of giraffes
Here we examined the kinematic function of the morpho-logically unique first thoracic vertebra in giraffes. The first thoracic vertebra of the giraffe displayed similar shape to the seventh cervical vertebra in general ...