Data from: The evolution of cranial form and function in theropod dinosaurs: insights from geometric morphometrics

Stephen L. Brusatte, Manabu Sakamoto, Shaena Montanari & William E. H. Harcourt Smith
Theropod dinosaurs, an iconic clade of fossil species including Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor, developed a great diversity of body size, skull form, and feeding habits over their 160+ million year evolutionary history. Here we utilise geometric morphometrics to study broad patterns in theropod skull shape variation, and compare the distribution of taxa in cranial morphospace (form) to both phylogeny and quantitative metrics of biting behaviour (function). We find that theropod skulls primarily differ in relative anteroposterior...
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