Specialized Craniofacial Anatomy of a Titanosaurian Embryo from Argentina

John Nudds, M. KUNDRÁT, Rodolfo Anibal Coria, Terry Manning, Daniel Snitting, Luis M Chiappe, Per Ahlberg

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Kundrát et al. report the first 3D preserved embryo representing a sauropod sauropodomorph. The analyses indicate an unusual monocerotic face and the early development of stereoscopic vision for a sauropod. It reveals significant heterochrony in prenatal cranial ossification when compared with non-sauropod sauropodomorphs.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberdoi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.091
Pages (from-to)4263-4269.e2
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent biology
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2020


  • Patagonia
  • Titanosauria
  • Upper Cretaceous
  • development
  • egg
  • embryo
  • evolution
  • skull
  • synchrotron microtomography


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