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Re: Triceratops forelimb



In a message dated 7/29/02 7:00:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, edels@msn.Com 
writes:


<< Current majority view is that the semi-erect (or semi-sprawling) posture
for the forelimbs of _Triceratops_ is correct.  The recent (last year)
remounting of the Smithsonian's _Triceratops_ (i.e. "Hatcher") shows
that posture.  And they created a 3-D animation of it walking.  A lot of
research into how the animal moves was performed in order to create the
new mount, and the animation (along with a complete 3-D model of all of
the bones).  Ralph Chapman was one of the lead people on the project. >>


       Is there a pub forthcoming as a result of this project? I still 
haven't seen a decent photo of the new mount. There is an apparently digital 
image of the new mount at the Smithsonian that is extremely difficult to 
read:    http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/triceratops/
       It's been over a year after the "unveiling", what's the deal? Dr. 
Holtz? DV