Hidden Secrets In The Fossilized Bones Of A Cretaceous Crocodyliform From Brazil
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Mariana is a research scientist at FAINTVISA and the Federal University of Pernambuco.

                       

Hidden Secrets In The Fossilized Bones Of A Cretaceous Crocodyliform From Brazil

The study of bone microanatomy provides complementary knowledge which is unavailable in most of the morphological analysis of fossil vertebrates. New information about growth, metabolic rates, and lifestyle pop up after analyzing thin sections of tetrapod bones under microscopy. Moreover, bone histology can also detect features that indicate degrees of bone specializations, such as osteosclerosis. It means that there is an increase in the inner bone compactness which can be related to semiaquatic reptiles and has been already found in...

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