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RE: YPM 1980 Femur, Proximal and Distal Views

It's mounted on the skeleton, hence can't see those

Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D. 
Curator of Lower Vertebrate Paleontology 
and Chief Preparator 
Department of Earth Sciences 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
2001 Colorado Blvd. 
Denver, CO 80205 USA

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
> Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 3:48 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: YPM 1980 Femur, Proximal and Distal Views
> Dear DMLers,
> Plate 71 of Ostrom and McIntosh 1966, _Marsh's Dinosaurs_ (on page
> 207) shows illustrations of the left femur of the "Brontosaurus"
> (ie. _Apatosaurus_) _excelsus_ holotype, YPM 1980.  The plate 
> includes anterior and medial views of the femur, but not 
> proximal or distal views.  If anyone out there has happened 
> to examine this bone and photograph it in these aspects, I 
> would _very_ much appreciate scans of the photos.  If you can 
> help, please reply off-list.  Thank you.
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