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A quantitative method for inferring locomotory shifts in amniotes during ontogeny, its application to dinosaurs and its bearing on the evolution of posture

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Evolutionary transitions between quadrupedal and bipedal postures are pivotal to the diversification of amniotes on land, including in our own lineage (Hominini). Heterochrony is suggested as a macroevolutionary mechanism for postural transitions but understanding postural evolution in deep time is hindered by a lack of methods for inferring posture in extinct species. Dinosaurs are an excellent natural laboratory for understanding postural transitions because they demonstrate at least four i...

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10.1111/pala.12451

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8244-6177
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Name:
European Commission
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677774
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Palaeontology More from this journal
Volume:
63
Issue:
2
Pages:
229-242
Publication date:
2019-11-06
Acceptance date:
2019-07-02
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EISSN:
1475-4983
ISSN:
0031-0239
Language:
English
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pubs:1026048
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uuid:1b410364-b3cf-41ac-9652-da707d0461ab
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1026048
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2019-07-03

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