Movie 1

Animation of the kinetic mechanism of the Ablepharus skull. This video shows a virtual transition between closed and opened mouth state. This transition is simulated based on a linear interpolation of bone positions based on observation from artificial skull manipulations, and must not be confused with direct animation from cinematographic or cineradiographic data (such as XROMM).

Cranial kinesis in the miniaturised lizard Ablepharus kitaibelii (Squamata: Scincidae)

Stephan Handschuh, Nikolay Natchev, Stefan Kummer, Christian J. Beisser, Patrick Lemell, Anthony Herrel, and Vladislav Vergilov

Journal of Experimental Biology 2019. 222:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.198291