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Re: Re: Stego/Ankylo limbs
>> As was recently brought to light however, they do not really=20
>>coincide with the anatomical data. That business with the Torosaurus=20
>>arms and elastic bands put the ribs to wide, causing the scapula,=20
>>corocoids to be displaced, and forcing the arms into a sprawling posture.
>Do you know of any refs that support this point (I'd like to see them).
Carpenter et al.'s chapter in _Vertebrate Paleontological Techniques Vol. 1_
(Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995 (or was it 1994?) is out, and discusses this
In a nutshell, unless the ribs are articulated properly on a mount, any
question of the orientation of the pectoral girdle is moot. Sadly, many
dino mounts have demonstrably improperly articulated ribs (including the
Wisconsin Torosaurus). :-(
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742