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dc.contributor.authorClement, Alice M
dc.contributor.authorStrand, R
dc.contributor.authorNysjo, J
dc.contributor.authorLong, John A
dc.contributor.authorAhlberg, Per E
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-27T22:23:19Z
dc.date.available2016-10-27T22:23:19Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationClement AM, Strand R, Nysjö J, Long JA, Ahlberg PE. 2016 A new method for reconstructing brain morphology: applying the brain-neurocranial spatial relationship in an extant lungfish to a fossil endocast. R. Soc. open sci. 3: 160307. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160307en
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/36557
dc.descriptionPublished by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.description.abstractLungfish first appeared in the geological record over 410 million years ago and are the closest living group of fish to the tetrapods. Palaeoneurological investigations into the group show that unlike numerous other fishes—but more similar to those in tetrapods—lungfish appear to have had a close fit between the brain and the cranial cavity that housed it. As such, researchers can use the endocast of fossil taxa (an internal cast of the cranial cavity) both as a source of morphological data but also to aid in developing functional and phylogenetic implications about the group. Using fossil endocast data from a three-dimensional-preserved Late Devonian lungfish from the Gogo Formation, Rhinodipterus, and the brain-neurocranial relationship in the extant Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus, we herein present the first virtually reconstructed brain of a fossil lungfish. Computed tomographic data and a newly developed ‘brain-warping’ method are used in conjunction with our own distance map software tool to both analyse and present the data. The brain reconstruction is adequate, but we envisage that its accuracy and wider application in other taxonomic groups will grow with increasing availability of tomographic datasets.en
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dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/ARC/0772138en
dc.rightsCopyright 2016 The Authors.en
dc.titleA new method for reconstructing brain morphology: applying the brain-neurocranial spatial relationship in an extant lungfish to a fossil endocasten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberARC/0772138
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160307en
dc.rights.holderThe Authors.en
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupLong, John A: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8012-0114en_US


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