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Eric Snively, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral researcher
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

249 Stocker Center
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Snively E. Doctoral thesis (reduced resolution).

Snively E. Masters thesis.

Snively E. and Theodor J.M. 2011. Common functional correlates of head strike behavior in the pachycephalosaur Stegoceras validum (Ornithischia, Dinosauria) and combative artiodactyls. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21422.

Snively E., Cotton J.R., Witmer L.M., Ridgely R.C., and Theodor J.M. 2011. Finite element comparison of cranial sinus function in the dinosaur Majungasaurus and head-clubbing giraffes. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference. 2 pp. Peer reviewed.

Snively Anderson P.S.L, and Ryan, M.J. 2010. Functional and ontogenetic implications of bite stress in arthrodire placoderms. Kirtlandia 57: 53-60.

Bell P.R., Snively E., and Shychoski, L. 2009. A comparison of the jaw mechanics in hadrosaurid and ceratopsid dinosaurs using finite element analysis. The Anatomical Record 202: 1338-1351.

Arbour V.M., Snively E. 2009. Biomechanics and function of the tail club in ankylosaurid dinosaurs. The Anatomical Record 292: 1412-1426.

Snively E. and Cox A. 2008. Structural mechanics of pachycephalosaur crania permitted head-butting behavior. Palaeontologica Electronica Vol. 11, Issue 1; 3A:17p; http://palaeo-electronica.org/2008_1/140/index.html

Bell P.R. and Snively E. 2008. Polar dinosaurs on parade: a review of dinosaur migration. Alcheringa 32: 271-284.

Snively E. and Russell A.P. 2007a. Craniocervical feeding dynamics of Tyrannosaurus rex. Paleobiology 33: 610-638.

Snively E. and Russell A.P. 2007b. Functional variation of neck muscles and their relation to feeding style in Tyrannosauridae and other large theropods. The Anatomical Record 290: 934-957. Cover article.

Snively E. and Russell A.P. 2007c. Functional morphology of neck musculature in the Tyrannosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda) as determined via a hierarchical inferential approach. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151: 759-808.

Snively E., Henderson D.M., and Phillips D.S. 2006. Fused and vaulted nasals of tyrannosaurid dinosaurs: Implications for cranial strength and feeding mechanics. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51: 435-454.

Snively E., Russell A.P., and Powell G.L. 2004. Evolutionary morphology of the coelurosaurian arctometatarsus: descriptive, morphometric, and phylogenetic approaches. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 142: 525-553.

Snively E. and Russell A.P. 2003. A kinematic model of tyrannosaurid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) arctometatarsus function. Journal of Morphology 255:215-227.

Henderson D.M. and Snively E. 2003. Tyrannosaurus en pointe: Allometry minimized rotational inertia of large carnivorous dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B., Biology Letters 271: S57-S60.

Snively E. and Russell A.P. 2002. The tyrannosaurid metatarsus: bone strain and inferred ligament function. Senckenbergiana lethaea 82: 35-42.




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