The Anatomical Record

Cover image for Vol. 299 Issue 9

Edited By: Kurt H. Albertine, PhD

Online ISSN: 1932-8494

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  1. The Braincase and Neurosensory Anatomy of an Early Jurassic Marine Crocodylomorph: Implications for Crocodylian Sinus Evolution and Sensory Transitions

    Stephen L. Brusatte, Amy Muir, Mark T. Young, Stig Walsh, Lorna Steel and Lawrence M. Witmer

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23462

  2. The Distribution of Ki-67 and Doublecortin Immunopositive Cells in the Brains of Three Microchiropteran Species, Hipposideros fuliginosus, Triaenops persicus, and Asellia tridens

    Richard Chawana, Nina Patzke, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, Nigel C. Bennett, Osama B. Mohammed, Consolate Kaswera-Kyamakya, Emmanuel Gilissen, Amadi O. Ihunwo, John D. Pettigrew and Paul R. Manger

    Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23460

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    Dermal Fibroblasts from Different Layers of Pig Skin Exhibit Different Profibrotic and Morphological Characteristics

    Yanhai Zuo, Xiaoping Yu and Shuliang Lu

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23458

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    Dental Defects as a Potential Indicator of Chronic Malnutrition in a Population of Fallow Deer (Dama dama) from Northwestern Germany

    Horst Kierdorf, Olexander Filevych, Walburga Lutz and Uwe Kierdorf

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23459

  5. The Predentary Bone and Its Significance in the Evolution of Feeding Mechanisms in Ornithischian Dinosaurs

    Ali Nabavizadeh and David B. Weishampel

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23455


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Crocodiles’ Super-Sensitive Face Offers Insight Into Evolutionary History

The ultra-sensitive nerves in the faces of crocodilians could help biologists understand how both modern and ancient animals interact with their environment, according to a new study in this month’s edition of The Anatomical Record.

These nerves are so sensitive that they can detect changes in a pond when a single droplet of water hits the surface several feet away. Alligators, crocodiles and other members of this reptilian order use these so-called “invisible whiskers” to detect prey while hunting, explained researchers from the University of Missouri (MU).

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