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Re: Theropod Head Attitude

On 8/22/05, Jaime A. Headden <qilongia@yahoo.com> wrote:

>  A horizontal head position is shown in "neoceratosaurs" *Ceratosaurus* and
> *Majungatholus*, "carcharodontosaur" *Acrocanthosaurus* inclined its skull 
> down
> by about 25 degrees (about the same (~20) in *Diplodocus*), whereas 
> oviraptorid
> *Citipati* held its head with the rostrum level with the quadrate condyles.
Interesting.  There was a paper written this year in some brain
science journal that suggested Allosaurus held its head horizontally
as well.  Again, I don't have the ref on me, but it was made mention
of not too long ago onlist.

Jordan Mallon

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