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RE: Anatomical directions for decribing coracoids
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 8:54 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Anatomical directions for decribing coracoids
> Mike Taylor writes:
> > Many different sets of directions have been used to
> describe > coracoids, with the edge furthest from the
> scapular articulation > having been variously described as
> median (e.g. Seeley, 1882), > inferior (Riggs, 1904),
> anteromedial (Powell, 1992), distal (Curry > Rogers, 2001)
> and anterior (Upchurch et al., 2004), and the > designation
> of the other directions varying similarly. Is any >
> consensus emerging in this area, or should I just pick
> whichever one I > like most?
> I can't _believe_ that no-one is sufficiently turned on by as
> sexy a topic as this to get a good thread going. Instead,
> there you all are over there talking about feathered raptors
> and stuff, as though you were an issue of Nature or
> something. While right here, before your eyes, the
> infinitely more important and exciting topic of coracoid
> anatomical-nomenclature orientation withers and dies. It's a
> disgrace, I tell you.
Okay, I'll bite.
There is at present no firm consensus. So if you are describing a coracaoid,
make certain you state WHOSE orientation/anatomical directional system you
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