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Re: pteros have lift-off
Actually, we did it for the TMM replica by the rather unscientific method of
averaging the allometric lengths of the humerus and r/u, which gave us a
number on the approximate order of 2.05. One of the reasons that we've
continually reiterated that that replica is intended for viewing, not
scientific research. So, no -- it wasn't isometric, though 2.05 is within
5%. The Qn torso depth ratio is different -- it is controlled by the dp
ratio due to the precise relationship between the dp crest and the coracoid
flange. Remember that with the exclusion of the wing, I was the one who
generated the long bone dimensions used to construct the missing bits of
the TMM replica, so whether they're right or wrong -- I know exactly how
they were developed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Peters" <email@example.com
I'll bet you a beer determining torso length in Q. northropi from Q. sp.
is essentially isometric, multiplying within 5% of exactly isometric.
Which is negligible.