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Re: SVP Papers
For a good zoological parallel, see the expanded sagittal crest on the skull
of a modern gorilla. This, would be far larger than one would see on
Deinonychus but you'll get the idea. Also, it would likely not correspond to
any crest-like feature on a reconstructed skull as if it is truly homologous
to the sagittal crest, its function would be as a muscle attachment not for
any display purpose.
hope that helps,
Quoting Michael Lovejoy <email@example.com>:
> Mickey Mortimer wrote (quoting W. Parsons) that Deinonychus had "a
> sagittal crest on the parietal fragment,....The sagittal crest continues
> to the frontal region on the dorsal surface of the skull. This would
> a striking feature in a life reconstruction."
> Forgive my anatomical ignorance, but can someone explain what this would
> look like?
> Michael Lovejoy
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Lindsay E. Zanno
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- Re: SVP Papers
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