Living Archosaurs

In our research the anatomical data from the living relatives of Triassic crocodiles and dinosaurs will help us estimate muscle function in these extinct animals.

The living relatives of Triassic crocodiles include: Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) and the living relatives of dinosaurs are birds including the Tinamous  (Eudromia elegans);  both of which we are looking at in our study.

Extinct Archosaurs

During our study we have used simulation tools to build musculoskeletal models of fifteen Late Triassic / Early Jurassic archosaurs.

Artistic interpretation of Coelophysis bauri by John Conway