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As I am sitting here at the CEU Museum as I write, I felt I could offer some
Luc J. "Aspidel" Bailly wrote:
The tail of _Allosaurus_ goes too down IMHO.
I agree. This and other changes to the main display are currently being
considered (unofficially, for years now)...someday when there's money, the
_Allosaurus_, _Camptosaurus_, _Camarasaurus_, and _Stegosaurus_ will be
remounted in "updated" positions.
I hope they'll present a photo of _Nedcolbertia_ skel >one of these days.
I hope we'll find a skeleton one of these days to photo! _Nedcolbertia_ is
known only from some limb elements and worn vertebrae. There are good
photos of what is known in the literature (see Kirkland et al, 1998, A small
coelurosaurian theropod from the Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mtn Fm... in
Lucas, Kirkland & Estep, eds, Lower and Middle Cret. Terrerstrial
Ecosystems, New Mexico Museum of Nat. Hist. and Sci., Bull. 14, pp. 239-249;
and Kikland et al, 1997, Lower to Middle Cret. dinosaur faunas of the
central Colorado Plateau... in BYU Geology Studies, 42, part II, about page
70 or so; also see Glut's Dinosaurs the Encyclopedia: Supp. I, pp. 267-270.)
David Marjanovic wrote:
BTW, the right forearm of >http://www.ceu.edu/museum/images/raptor1.jpg
>respectively >http://www.ceu.edu/museum/images/raptor2.jpg shows
>beautifully that Utahraptor was unable to rotate its >forearms. Look at
the radius -- it is completely >disarticulated, isn't it?
Another soon (yeah right?!?!) to be fixed detail...hopefully a new
reconstruction will be made soon (with all the new stuff being described;
see Britt et al.'s SVP 2001 abstract - can't recall it off the top of my
head). Believe me, the "dislocated arm" is one of many details that Don
Burge continues to hear about from me! (Thanks mostly to what I've learned
from the list here!)
But they got the shoulder girdle right (the coracoids >touch).
Thank you...see, we're getting there!
Bronson J. Barton
aka BJ Strata (Sorry for any confusion the use of the pseudonym may have
caused; as to why...it's a long story that is not worth telling! But if
anyone is interested...)
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