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Re: Archaeopteryx, Othnielia & pachycephalosaurs

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 15:56:29  
 Andrew A. Farke wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Aspidel" <aspidel@wanadoo.be>
>> Flank butting might have caused rib injuries IMHO. Is there evidence of
>> rib injuries in the pachycephalosaurs skeletons?
>Skeletons, what skeletons? :-P
>More seriously, I don't know if there are really enough good
>pachycephalosaur skeletons out there to test this. I've often pondered the
>possibility of rib pathologies in pachys, myself. . .I think it's definitely
>something to look for!

There is reasonably complete postcranial material for _Homalocephale_ and 
_Goyocephale_, but I don't know if there is any sign of rib pathologies.  I 
would *think* that if there were, Goodwin might have discussed it in one of his 
papers.  That is something to check when I find time.  Anybody out there 
working on pachycephalosaurs with any information?


Stephen Brusatte
Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
Dino Land Paleontology-http://www.geocities.com/stegob

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