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  • n. Plural form of ossification.


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  • Ontogeny of cranial epi-ossifications in Triceratops.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Simplifying the names for the epi-ossifications found on skull of ceratopsians, also discussing the ontogeny and timing of the fusion of epi-ossifications blog link

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • We describe the ontogeny and timing of the fusion of each of these epi-ossifications and the rostral from a cranial growth series.

    Archive 2008-04-01

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    Triceratops cranial epi-ossifications

  • In combination with forward directed postorbital horns and massive fan-shaped frill, cranial epi-ossifications may have enhanced visual display and species communication in Triceratops.

    Triceratops cranial epi-ossifications

  • Abstract: Historically, the scarcity of non-adult Triceratops fossils collected from Upper Cretaceous sediments of North America limited our understanding and promoted controversy with regard to the morphology, and presence or absence of cranial epi-ossifications in the widely known horned dinosaur.

    Triceratops cranial epi-ossifications

  • The recent discovery of several exceptionally well preserved juvenile and subadult Triceratops skulls and numerous juvenile, subadult, and adult cranial elements, from the Hell Creek Formation of eastern Montana, confirms the ontogeny and morphology of epi-ossifications: epinasal, epijugal, epiparietal, and episquamosal.

    Triceratops cranial epi-ossifications

  • Excess of Herakleophorbia indeed beyond the necessary minimum led, it was found, to morbid disturbances of nutrition, to cancer and tumours, ossifications, and the like.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • Hertwig followed up this clue, and came to the conclusion not only that placoid scales and teeth were strictly homologous, but also that all membrane bones were derived phylogenetically from ossifications present in the skin or in the mucous membrane of the mouth, just as cartilage bones were derived from the cartilaginous skeletons of the primitive Vertebrates.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Gegenbaur [459] consistently upheld the phylogenetic derivation of investing bones from dermal ossifications, and even went further and derived substitutionary bones as well from the integument, thus establishing a direct comparison between the skeletal formations of

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology


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