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About the Species

This specimen, a newborn, originated from the pet trade. Its immature status is evident from the open parietal fontanelle and weak ossification of the braincase and scleral ossicles. It was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. Chris Bell and Mr. Chris Jass of The University of Texas at Austin.

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 20-21 April 2000 along the coronal axis for a total of 516 slices, each slice 0.029 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.029 mm. The dataset displayed was reduced for optimal Web delivery from the original, much higher-resolution CT data.

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An article on Shinisaurus crocodilurus by Ernst Hofmann for Reptiles Magazine

Shinisaurus crocodilurus on the Sedgwick County Zoo website

Shinisaurus crocodilurus from EMBL-Heidelberg

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