Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Evolution and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Dinosaur Axial Skeleton
by White, Dominic Etienne, Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2016, 133; 10155596
Abstract (Summary)

The dinosaur axial skeleton has received relatively little study compared to the cranial and appendicular skeletons. This study investigates how the evolution of the dinosaur axial skeleton is related to the evolution of posture and large body size, and how characters from the axial skeleton can be better incorporated into phylogenetic analyses. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Forster, Catherine A.
Commitee: Carrano, Matthew, Clark, James M., Hernandez, L. Patricia, Pyron, Robert A.
School: The George Washington University
Department: Biological Sciences
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-B 78/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Paleontology
Keywords: Axial skeleton, Dinosaurs, Posture
Publication Number: 10155596
ISBN: 9781369106701
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