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dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T09:04:51Z
dc.date.available2013-03-12T09:04:51Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.submitted2011-10-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationMunthe-Kaas, Nille Ragnhild Staubo. A study of the propodial morphology on Late Jurassic plesiosaurs from Spitsbergen.. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/12558
dc.description.abstractA newly excavated locality yielding plesiosaurs in the Late Jurassic Slottsmøya Member of the Agardhfjellet Formation, Spitsbergen shed new light on earlier theories of functional morphology. The propodials of the Slottsmøya Member have the reverse proportional relationship than previously seen in the Late Jurassic plesiosaurs, with the femora being significantly larger in length and distal width than the humeri. This is presumably implied by a functional adaption to the ecology of the Boreal Sea. The preservated propodials of eight plesiosaurs (clade Sauropterygia, order Plesiosauria, superfamily Plesiosauroidea), all from mid-Volgian are used in this study. The preserved material consists of seven femora, five humeri, three ulnae, two radii, two tibiae and four fibulae. In the field each specimen was found in an articulated or associated state allowing humeri and femora to be clearly recognizable. These results are supported by measurements, statistics and comparisons with contemporary species from the Oxford Clay Formation in England.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleA study of the propodial morphology on Late Jurassic plesiosaurs from Spitsbergen.en_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2012-04-14en_US
dc.creator.authorMunthe-Kaas, Nille Ragnhild Stauboen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::450en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Munthe-Kaas, Nille Ragnhild Staubo&rft.title=A study of the propodial morphology on Late Jurassic plesiosaurs from Spitsbergen.&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2011&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-29499en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo136556en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorJørn Harald Hurumen_US
dc.identifier.bibsys121202801en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/12558/1/NillexR.S.Munthe-Kaasxmasterxthesisx2011.pdf


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