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RE: Sue femur length help

I'm guessing measurement discrepancies are probably due to how they were
measured (i.e., what landmarks are being used to estimate length). A pretty
common occurrence.


Andrew A. Farke, Graduate Student
Department of Anatomical Sciences
Stony Brook University
T8 040 Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook, NY  11794-8081
Phone: 631-444-7364

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> Jaime A. Headden
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 12:38 AM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Cc: DinoBoyGraphics@aol.com
> Subject: Re: Sue femur length help
> Scott Hartman (DinoBoyGraphics@aol.com) wrote:
> <I was doing some cross scaling between the Sue and Stan T. rex skeletons,
> when I noticed something odd.  BHI published Sue's femur length as 138 cm,
> but going by the scale bar in Brochu's monograph, it is around 126 cm,
> which would be shorter than Stan's femur length of around 132 cm.  The
> same goes for the tibias, although Sue's non-leg dimensions all come out
> larger than Stan's.>
>   Brochu's memoir lists the length of the right femur at 132.1cm, and the
> left at 130.8cm, on page 138.
> =====
> Jaime A. Headden
>   Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making
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> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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