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Shell geometry and habitat determination in extinct and extant turtles (Reptilia: Testudinata)

Abstract:

A variety of means, including forelimb proportions and shell bone histology have been used to infer the paleoecology of extinct turtles. However, the height-to-width ratio of the shell (as a one-parameter shell model) has been dismissed because of its unreliability, and more complex aspects of shell geometry have generally been overlooked. Here we use a more reliable, three-parameter geometric model of the shell outline in anterior view as a means to assess turtle paleoecology. The accuracy o...

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Publisher copy:
10.1666/10052.1

Authors


Benson, RBJ More by this author
Domokos, G More by this author
Várkonyi, PL More by this author
Journal:
Paleobiology
Volume:
37
Issue:
4
Pages:
547-562
Publication date:
2011-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1938-5331
ISSN:
0094-8373
URN:
uuid:2f877eb7-da0b-4ba1-846a-debd0bc1caba
Source identifiers:
385475
Local pid:
pubs:385475
Language:
English

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