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Re: ceratopsian reconstruction
On Tue, 16 Jan 1996 pharrinj@PLU.edu wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 1996 ArtSippo@aol.com wrote:
> > After reading McLoughlin's book I went back to look at the ceratopsian
> > exhibits in the AMNH in Manhattan. Low and behold there were 2 fenestra
> > just
> > behind the eyes at the base of the frill which in the protoceratops
> > specimens
> > wasa filled in with plaster! All of the ceratopsian skulls had them and
> > they
> > were consistent with paths for tendons from muscles attached to the frills.
> > If you look at the frills, there appears to be muscle insertions along the
> > edges. Also, most of the more advanced ceratopsian frills had fenestrae in
> > the main portion of hte frill which light have allowed for muscles expansion
> > during contraction.
> > What sayeth the professional cognoscienti?
> > Art
> I couldn't tell you what the prfessional COGNOSCENTI say, but last I
> heard those muscle attachment points were for JAW muscles coming through
> the skull.
Precisely the point in my restoration in ARCHOSAURIA. Many thanks. I
still think, though, that the "decorated" rim of the frill protruded more
beyond the line of musculature than in my drawing in the book.