STL Science Center

STL Science Center

18 March 2015

Modified and Borrowed

The compiled image here takes images from the paper that was shared yesterday. As mentioned previously, the palate of Gobisaurus is unique among ankylosaurs and this image captures that. Unfortunately it is a little small here, but the bones can be viewed in a larger version of the image if the picture is enlarged. The angles are not ideal, but the angle of the palate can be seen and the lack of fusion between basipterygoid and pterygoid is also evident. This character coupled with the length of the maxillary tooth row, which could be measured here, separate Gobisaurus and Shamosaurus. Comparisons of the two crania should be made, but not right here, because I cannot find two images of the taxa in question that I am happy with!

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