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Comparative biomechanical analysis demonstrates functional convergence between slender-snouted crocodilians and phytosaurs

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Pré-print sobre análise biomecânica comparativa entre crocodilos e Phytosauria https://t.co/9emA8vVEyc
RT @ButlerLabBham: New preprint @PeerJPreprints led by Robert Lemanis & including me @jemilyr & @AJonesWithBones. This manuscript is based…
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New preprint @PeerJPreprints led by Robert Lemanis & including me @jemilyr & @AJonesWithBones. This manuscript is based on Robert's 2012 MSc thesis on comparative biomechanics of phytosaurs & crocs. https://t.co/JsqTipfLYR … https://t.co/9k0knjMMRz
New preprint @PeerJPreprints led by Robert Lemanis & including me @jemilyr & @AJonesWithBones. This manuscript has been knocking around in near finished form since 2012 & is based on Robert's MSc thesis on comparative biomechanics of phytosaurs & crocs. https://t.co/JsqTipfLYR https://t.co/j9bn2soiF5
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Supplemental Information

Von Mises Stress Values (MPa) for Three Biting Regimes

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27476v1/supp-1

Maximum Principal Stress Values (MPa) for Three Biting Regimes

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27476v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests

Author Contributions

Robert Lemanis conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Andrew S Jones performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Richard J Butler conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Philip S.L. Anderson authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Emily J Rayfield conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Raw data taken from the beam theory analyses are uploaded as an excel file.

Data extracted from FEA is included as supplementary tables (S1-S3).

CT scans of the skull of Ebrachosuchus are available on FigShare (https://figshare.com/articles/DICOMs_Ebrachosuchus_zip/3443960) as part of another PeerJ article: Neural and endocranial anatomy of Triassic phytosaurian reptiles and convergence with fossil and modern crocodylians (https://peerj.com/articles/2251/)

Funding

ASJ was supported by a NERC research studentship through the CENTA DTP (grant number NE |L002493| 1). RJB was supported by a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (grant number 630123 to RJB). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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