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Title: Comparative cranial biomechanics of lystrosaurus and the generalised dicynodont oudenodon
Author: Jasinoski, Sandra Christine
ISNI:       0000 0001 3589 3986
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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Dicynodonts were a diverse group of herbivorous therapsids from the PermoTriassic. Differences in cranial morphology among the Dicynodontia have been correlated with changes in masticatory function, and hence, dietary preference. Cranial specialisations of Lystrosaurus were hypothesised to have increased the efficiency of its masticatory system relative to generalised Permian dicynodonts. To test this hypothesis, the cranial function of Lystrosaurus is compared with the generalised dicynodont Oudenodon using finite element analysis (FEA), a computational analysis of structural form, in combination with investigations of cranial sutural morphology and bone histology.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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