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Re: Irradiated Archae and LIDARed dinos
I much prefer Greg Paul's theropod reconstructions, which have a concave
lower belly between the ribs
and the pubic boot, rather than tissue joining the front of the chest to
the pubic boot in a straight line.
These latter sort of reconstructions seem to treat the fleshy parts like
canvas being stretched between
Agreed. It also seems to me that the same thing has happened to the tail.
More importantly, however, is the fact that both legs are shown in the
position of maximal retraction. The femora are both as retracted as
possible! This puts the feet behind the center of gravity, which must have
been above the pubic boot.