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Type: Artigo
Title: Osteoderms of Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi (Crocodyliformes, Peirosauridae) from the Turonian-Santonian (Upper Cretaceous) of Bauru Basin, Brazil
Author: Tavares, Sandra Aparecida Simionato
Ricardi-Branco, Fresia
Carvalho, Ismar de Souza
Abstract: The skin of Crocodyliformes is characterized by osteoderms of various sizes and shapes. It plays roles in defence, thermoregulation, sexual attraction, calcium reserves, and locomotion. This study presents the morphometric characteristics of osteoderms preserved in the nuchal, dorsal, ventral and appendicular shield of Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi, a Peirosauridae crocodyliform from the Turonian-Santonian (Upper Cretaceous) of Adamantina Formation, Bauru Basin, Brazil. The results of the analysis show that its dermal shield had protective and thermoregulatory functions and a well-defined mechanical function allowing terrestrial locomotion and enabling good agility and capacity for movement. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
The skin of Crocodyliformes is characterized by osteoderms of various sizes and shapes. It plays roles in defence, thermoregulation, sexual attraction, calcium reserves, and locomotion. This study presents the morphometric characteristics of osteoderms preserved in the nuchal, dorsal, ventral and appendicular shield of Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi, a Peirosauridae crocodyliform from the Turonian-Santonian (Upper Cretaceous) of Adamantina Formation, Bauru Basin, Brazil. The results of the analysis show that its dermal shield had protective and thermoregulatory functions and a well-defined mechanical function allowing terrestrial locomotion and enabling good agility and capacity for movement
Subject: Paleontologia
Paleontologia - Cretáceo
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Academic Press
Citation: Osteoderms Of Montealtosuchus Arrudacamposi (crocodyliformes, Peirosauridae) From The Turonian-santonian (upper Cretaceous) Of Bauru Basin, Brazil. Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, v. 56, p. 651-661 SEP-DEC-2015.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2015.07.002
Address: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667115300252
Date Issue: 2015
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