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Comparative cranial biomechanics in two lizard species: impact of variation in cranial design (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, M. E., Groning, F., Dutel, H., Gröning, F., Sharp, A. C., Watson, P. J., …Fagan, M. J. (2021). Comparative cranial biomechanics in two lizard species: impact of variation in cranial design. The journal of experimental biology, 224(5), https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.234831

Cranial morphology in lepidosaurs is highly disparate and characterised by the frequent loss or reduction of bony elements. In varanids and geckos, the loss of the postorbital bar is associated with changes in skull shape, but the mechanical principl... Read More about Comparative cranial biomechanics in two lizard species: impact of variation in cranial design.

The biomechanical role of the chondrocranium and sutures in a lizard cranium (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, M. E. H., Gröning, F., Dutel, H., Sharp, A., Fagan, M. J., & Evans, S. E. (2017). The biomechanical role of the chondrocranium and sutures in a lizard cranium. Journal of the Royal Society interface / the Royal Society, 14(137), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2017.0637

The role of soft tissues in skull biomechanics remains poorly understood. Not least, the chondrocranium, the portion of the braincase which persists as cartilage with varying degrees of mineralization. It also remains commonplace to overlook the biom... Read More about The biomechanical role of the chondrocranium and sutures in a lizard cranium.

Form-function relationships in dragonfly mandibles under an evolutionary perspective (2017)
Journal Article
Blanke, A., Schmitz, H., Patera, A., Dutel, H., & Fagan, M. J. (2017). Form-function relationships in dragonfly mandibles under an evolutionary perspective. Journal of the Royal Society interface / the Royal Society, 14(128), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2016.1038

© 2017 The Author(s). Functional requirements may constrain phenotypic diversification or foster it. For insect mouthparts, the quantification of the relationship between shape and function in an evolutionary framework remained largely unexplored. He... Read More about Form-function relationships in dragonfly mandibles under an evolutionary perspective.