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Re: Illustrations as research tools (was Re: Archaeoraptor et al.)

>Another example sprung to mind last night--the skull of
 Dromiceiomimus. The drawing (which I've seen eproduced in popular and
scientific works, including The Dinosauria") is based upon an extremely
crushed and distorted skull<
Which is also the reason why my Archosaurus skull reconstruction wasn't
based upon other reconstructions, but images of the preserved cranial
elements...which is why it looks so weirdly different.

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(a ROM specimen, whose number I don't
> immediately have at hand). In Parks' original paper, he clearly noted that
> his ink-rendered illustration of the specimen was highly speculative. Ah
> well, such is paleo-publication. . .
> Andy
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