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Title: Patterns of foramen magnum size and shape in Rhinocerotoidea (Ceratomorpha: Perissodactyla)
Author(s): Bales, G.S.
Year published: 1998
Journal: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Volume: 18 (Suppl. To no. 3)
Pages: 25A-26A
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Morphology - Skull
Black Rhino
INTRODUCTION: The foramen magnum (FM) surrounds the upper cervical spinal cord near the cervico-medullary junction. In fossil crania, it may provide the only data (indirectly) for central nervous system (CNS) size in the absence of preserved endocasts. cranial cavities, or vertebral canals. It ma...

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