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Convergent evolution of a mobile bony tongue in flighted dinosaurs and pterosaurs

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DiceCT imaging of the head of Alligator mississippiensis.

Individual cross-sections (A-D) from cranial to caudal region with targeted muscular and bony elements colored and labeled. Abbreviations: bh, basihyal; cb, ceratobranchial; ephc, episterno-hyoid muscular complex; lar, larynx; mbm, M. branchiomandibularis; mhy, M. hyoglossus; mge, M. genioglossus; tg, tongue.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198078.g002