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Dinosaur Bone Histology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The internal architecture of fossilized bones records the entire history of growth throughout the life of the individual, and provides important clues to the growth rates, longevities, and growth ...

Growing Fast: Fossils Reveal Dinosaur Growth Rate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PBS website provides a link to a 3 1/2 minute video interview with Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers on analyzing dinosaur growth using slices of bone. Through analysis of sauropod bone growth lines, she ...

Life History Strategies, Growth Rates and Microstructural Character Evolution Across the Coelurosaurian/Avialan Transition part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The derivation of birds (avialans) from theropod (carnivorous) dinosaurs is one of the most intriguing and controversial evolutionary transitions. In the body of this research proposal, Drs. ...

Evolution of Development and Tree of Life Workshop part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides a summary of an NSF workshop on the current issues and future of Evo-Devo research. The primary purpose of the workshop was to unite the evo-devo and systematics community in ...

Digital Morphology at the University of Texas part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website is a collection of skull CT scans from numerous different animal groups. Many of the skulls have been scanned in several aspects, each of which can be manipulated by the user. Additional ...

3D Museum part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The 3D Museum is a collection of three dimensional scans of fossils that can be manipulated in a similar way to the actual specimen in a virtual environment. Scanned items are not limited to skulls, ...

Osteology of Tyrannosaurus rex: Insights from a Nearly Complete Skeleton and High-Resolution Computed Tomographic Analysis of the Skull part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This memoir contains the longest description of Tyrannosaurus rex osteology to date in a comprehensive description of the Field Museum specimen "Sue." The text includes neural ...

Analyzing Fossil Morphology; Cladism part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes an activity to teach about cladism, the relationships among shared characteristics of groups of organisms, by using cladograms.

A Laboratory Exercise on Determining Dinosaur Speeds Using Dimensional Analysis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a laboratory exercise in which measurements from a dinosaur trackway are used to estimate how fast the dinosaur track makers were moving. The ...

Analyzing Fossil Morphology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes an introductory laboratory activity that outlines some of the common statistical techniques used to describe the shape and form (morphology) of ...



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