Dinosaur Bone Histology

Kristi Curry-Rogers, Science Museum of Minnesota

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 strategies of dinosaurs. This web site from the Science Museum of Minnesota provides explanations and images of different thin section slices through dinosaur bone, as well as links to summaries of research presentations.

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Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Development/Growth and Form/Morphometrics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Paleontology