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From: Endocast of the Late Triassic (Carnian) dinosaur Saturnalia tupiniquim: implications for the evolution of brain tissue in Sauropodomorpha

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The early sauropodomorph Saturnalia tupiniquim. Skeletal reconstruction (A). Virtual preparation of cranial bones as preserved inside the matrix (B), with braincase highlighted in right lateral (C) view. Reconstruction of the soft tissues associated with the braincase: right inner ear in lateral (D) and dorsal (E) views, and endocast in lateral (F), dorsal (G), and, ventral (H) views. Abbreviations: asc – anterior semicircular canal; co – cochleae; fl – Floccular Fossae Lobe; ie – inner ear; lsc – lateral semicircular canal; psc – posterior semicircular canal; V – trigeminal nerve; VI – abducens nerve; VII – facial nerve; XII hypoglossal nerve. Scale bars = 1 cm.