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Virtual reconstruction of a Late Jurassic metriorhynchid skull from Switzerland and its use for scientific illustration and paleoart
Sophie De Sousa Oliveira, Léa Girard Logo, Irena Raselli Logo and Jérémy Anquetin Logo
Published online: 19/07/2023

Keywords: Kimmeridgian; Late Jurassic; Metriorhynchidae; paleoart; Thalattosuchia


    The democratization of 3D techniques in recent years provides exciting new opportunities for the study of complex fossils. In the present contribution, we provide a virtual reconstruction of a partial, disarticulated metriorhynchid (Metriorhynchidae, Thalattosuchia, Crocodylomorpha) skull from the Late Jurassic of northwestern Switzerland. This virtual reconstruction was used to produce high quality scientific illustrations of the whole skull for descriptive purposes. The reconstructed skull also served for the estimation of the total body length of the specimen and to propose a life reconstruction of the animal in its paleoenvironment. In an effort for transparency, we review the sources that were consulted for the life reconstruction and explain the choices that we had to make. 

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Published in Volume 09, issue 03 (2023)


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