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Morphology of the petrosal and stapes of Borealestes (Mammaliaformes, Docodonta) from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland

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We describe, in unprecedented detail, the petrosals and stapes of the docodont Borealestes from the Middle Jurassic of Scotland, using high resolution μCT and phase‐contrast synchrotron imaging. We describe the inner ear endocast and the vascularized interior structure of the petrosal, and provide the first endocranial view of a docodontan petrosal. Our study confirms some similarities in petrosal and stapedial morphology with the better known Haldanodon...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Papers in Palaeontology More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
139-156
Publication date:
2018-08-31
Acceptance date:
2018-05-01
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EISSN:
2056-2802
ISSN:
2056-2799
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1050389
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pubs:1050389
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2020-10-06

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