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Re: Stego/Ankylo limbs
From: Jeffrey Martz <martz@holly.ColoState.EDU>
> > This is why the reconstruction of the shoulder region is so contentious
> > - there is no bone-bone articulation to use to position the shoulder.
> What about fairly complete dinosaur specimens that are still fully
> articulated? They're out there.
Sure - but you need to know what "fully-articulated" really means.
It is vanishingly rare for these specimens to be undistorted - they
are almost always slightly flattened, and often "twisted".
Now, given the above, and the fact that the shoulder bones are *not*
attached, they will almost always be somewhat displaced from life
position, even in fully articulated specimens.
The peace of God be with you.