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Subaqueous foraging among carnivorous dinosaurs

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Secondary aquatic adaptations evolved independently more than 30 times from terrestrial vertebrate ancestors1,2. For decades, non-avian dinosaurs were believed to be an exception to this pattern. Only a few species have been hypothesized to be partly or predominantly aquatic3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. However, these hypotheses remain controversial12,13, largely owing to the difficulty of identifying unambiguous anatomical adaptations for aquatic habits in extinct animals. Here we demonstrate that th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41586-022-04528-0

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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
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Publisher:
Nature Research Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
603
Pages:
852-857
Publication date:
2022-03-23
Acceptance date:
2022-02-07
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1237724
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pubs:1237724
Deposit date:
2022-02-07

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