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Re: Neoceratosaur femoral head

The acetabulum, or hip socket, is angled to correspond to the angles head.

>>> "Jordan Mallon" <j_mallon@hotmail.com> 11/14/03 07:50 AM >>>

As one of the synapomorphies of the Neoceratosauria is "anteromedial 
placement of the femoral head," I'm just wondering how this might have 
affected the posture of the theropods in question.  I'm pictuing a sort of 
bow-legged quality, though I've never heard anything mentioned to this 
effect (I suppose the anteromedial rotation of the femoral head wasn't so 
Just curious.  Off to write my geochemistry midterm...

Jordan Mallon

Undergraduate Student, Carleton University
Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoecology

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