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RE: CT scan of Triassic crocodylomorph skull
Has Knoll published a paper yet on the SMNS 12591a "Procompsognathus" skull
representing a basal tetanuran? It was mentioned along with the interpretation
of SMNS 12352 as a basal crocodylomorph in Knoll & Schoch 2006.
Knoll, F. & R. Schoch, 2006. Does Procompsognathus have a head? Systematics of
an enigmatic Triassic taxon. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26: 86A.
> Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 16:07:13 -0700
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> Subject: CT scan of Triassic crocodylomorph skull
> From: Ben Creisler
> A new online paper not mentioned yet:
> Fabien Knoll and Klaus Rohrberg (2012)
> CT scanning, rapid prototyping and re-examination of a partial skull
> of a basal crocodylomorph from the Late Triassic of Germany.
> Swiss Journal of Geosciences (advance online publication)
> DOI: 10.1007/s00015-012-0094-4
> An incomplete skull (SMNS 12352) from the Norian (Late Triassic),
> found at the same locality (Pfaffenhofen, Germany) as Procompsognathus
> triassicus, has previously been attributed to either a theropod or a
> crocodylomorph. The specimen is partially embedded in matrix and,
> therefore, was CT scanned so that the concealed portion could be
> visualized and a 3D model could be printed by means of rapid
> prototyping. Mainly based on the separation between the nasal and the
> antorbital fossa, the skull likely pertains to an indeterminate basal
> crocodylomorph (non-Crocodyliformes), which is, however, distinct from
> Saltoposuchus connectens.