pachyostosis


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pachyostosis

[‚ak·ō·′stō·səs]
(vertebrate zoology)
A bony thickening of vertebrae and ribs.
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Several small forms from China, like Keichousaurus hui Young 1958, Dianopachysaurus dingi Liu, Rieppel, Jiang, Aitchinson, Motani, Zhang, Zhou and Sun 2011, and Qianxisaurus chajiangensis Cheng, Wu, Sato and Shan 2012, present zygapophyseal pachyostosis, like the European pachypleurosaurs (Lin and Rieppel, 1998; Liu et al., 2011; Cheng et al., 2012).
An analysis of vertebral 'Pachyostosis' In Carentonosaurus Mineaui (Mosasauroidea, Squamata) from the Cenomanian (Early Late Cretaceous) of France, with comments on its phylogenetic and functional significance.