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Building a better alligator: Researchers develop advanced 3-D models of bite data


June 16, 2017

3-D models of the skull of the American alligator The ability to bite hard is critical for crocodilians to eat their food such as turtles, wildebeest and other large prey; therefore, their anatomy is closely studied by veterinarians and paleontologists who are interested in animal movements and anatomy. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Southern Indiana have developed 3-D models of the skull of the American alligator using cutting-edge imaging and computational tools. Full Story

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University of Missouri-Columbia

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