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[dinosaur] Bissektipelta brain structure and neurobiology




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A new paper (English translation not yet posted):

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(edited and translated a bit...)

V. R. Alifanov & S. V. Saveliev (2019)
Brain structure and neurobiology of Bissektipelta archibaldi (Ankylosauridae), an armored dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan.
Paleontological Journal 2019(3): 97-104 (Russian edition)
DOI: 10.1134/S0031031X19030024
https://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=37310131


The brain morphology and cranial nerves topography of the armored dinosaur Bissektipelta archibaldi from the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan are researched on the basis of the artificial endocranial cast. We assume that the Bissektian ankylosaur had a developed olfaction and poor hearing and eyesight, a good taste sensitivity and was omnivorous as well as having an ability to filter food. The brain of B. archibaldi is shown to have an archaic structure in comparison with other ankylosaurian species.


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