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Modeling neck mobility in fossil turtles

Université de Fribourg

  • Werneburg, Ingmar Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany - Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Berlin, Germany - Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  • Hinz, Juliane K. Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • Gumpenberger, Michaela Diagnostic Imaging, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
  • Volpato, Virginie Paläoanthropologie und Messelforschung/Mammalogie, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Natchev, Nikolay Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna, Austria - Faculty of Natural Science, Shumen University, Bulgaria
  • Joyce, Walter G. Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany - Department of Geoscience, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    01.02.2014
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  • Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 2014
English Turtles have the unparalleled ability to retract their heads and necks within their shell but little is known about the evolution of this trait. Extensive analysis of neck mobility in turtles using radiographs, CT scans, and morphometry reveals that basal turtles possessed less mobility in the neck relative to their extant relatives, although the anatomical prerequisites for modern mobility... Show more…
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Paleontology
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Faculté des sciences
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Gésociences
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