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RE: New Ruben Paper



John Hutchinson wrote:

> From the paper:
[snip]
> Even during running the femur never passed
> vertical in birds, achieving a maximal 40 hip
> extension relative to the vertebral column
> (Gatesy, 1995, 1999).

Hang on... did any DINOSAUR'S femur ever PASS vertical? Even during
running? Passing vertical seems like an inappropriate standard for the
study. (Perhaps it was a copy error or misstatement.)

-- Donna Braginetz