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Re: Meet Triceratops
> From: Jaime Headden <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Dinosaur Mailing List <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, 31 August 2011 4:41 PM
> Subject: RE: Meet Triceratops
> What Heinrich is getting at is that there is an extent of cartilage around
> epiphyses that is to some extent _under_ emphasized in modern
> although some artists (*cough* not me *cough*) take extra care to try to
> -accurately_ represent this size increase. In sauropods, for example, the
> of cartilage in the limbs and potentially in the vertebrae could have been
> relatively high, while in smaller animals and avian-stem theropods, likely
> small (depending...). Increasing the cartilage in ceratopsians may alter the
> active range of motion and the degree of forelimb sprawl while still fitting
> limbs into the prints.
It's also worth pointing out (via an SVPOWism) that trackways lie.
Carpenter, K. 2009. Role of Lateral Body Bending in Crocodylian Track Making.