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request for reference; and question about rib reconstructions
In his recent _Horned dinosaurs_ book, Peter Dodson says that A.S.
Romer's textbook _Vertebrate paleontology_ "was canonical until the
publication of Robert Carroll's text in 1988." Unfortunately the
Carroll book is not listed in his bibliography. None of the online
library catalogues I checked has a 1988 book by R.L. Carroll. Could
someone please provide details?
Also, does anyone know whence cometh the strange and widespread
tradition of reconstructing ribs vertically, like a picket-fence,
instead of angled, like living animals' ribs? (As Ken Carpenter
pointed out on this list, it makes a critical difference to the
forelimb of ceratopes, and would seem to be strangely out of tune
with efforts to make drawings and mounts true-to-life.)