The ankle joints of archosaurs

Thulborn R.A. (1980) The ankle joints of archosaurs. Alcheringa, 4 4: 241-261. doi:10.1080/03115518008558970

Author Thulborn R.A.
Title The ankle joints of archosaurs
Journal name Alcheringa   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1752-0754
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03115518008558970
Open Access Status
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 241
End page 261
Total pages 21
Subject 1105 Dentistry
1911 Palaeontology
Abstract The ankle structures of the earliest archosaurian reptiles are reviewed. It is suggested that primitive archosaurs possessed a duplex ankle joint, with rudiments of both the mesotarsal and the ‘crocodiloid’ joints found in advanced archosaurs. This suggestion makes it possible to explain archosaur history without postulating reversals and convergences in ankle structure.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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