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The multi-peak adaptive landscape of crocodylomorph body size evolution

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Background: Little is known about the long-term patterns of body size evolution in Crocodylomorpha, the > 200-million-year-old group that includes living crocodylians and their extinct relatives. Extant crocodylians are mostly large-bodied (3–7 m) predators. However, extinct crocodylomorphs exhibit a wider range of phenotypes, and many of the earliest taxa were much smaller (< 1.2 m). This suggests a pattern of size increase through time that could be caused by mult...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12862-019-1466-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8244-6177
Publisher:
Biomed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Evolutionary Biology Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
2019
Article number:
167
Publication date:
2019-08-07
Acceptance date:
2019-06-24
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ISSN:
1471-2148
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1022088
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uuid:07c3ea8c-5906-4020-9a9d-6420cea1e45c
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pubs:1022088
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2019-06-24

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