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Re: Quetzalcoatlus skeletal reconstrutions

What? So all of those reconstructions have been lies!? Calumny!
What about other Azhdarchids?


On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM, Habib, Michael <MHabib@chatham.edu> wrote:
> Dan - that is going to be tricky, actually.  Q. northropi itself is only 
> known from a wing.  The full skeletal reconstructions are produced by scaling 
> the smaller morph (Quetzalcoatlus sp).  However, very few individuals have 
> had the opportunity to see the small morph material and even fewer still have 
> the allometric equations to scale it correctly.  The upshot is that almost no 
> accurate skeletal reconstructions of Q. northropi are available publicly.
> Cheers,
> --Mike H
> On Nov 20, 2011, at 11:10 AM, Daniel Bensen wrote:
>> Anyone know where I can find a good, authoritative Quetzalcoatlus
>> northropi skeletal reconstruction?
>> Also, the consensus is that Q. northropi was something like a stork in
>> its habits, right?
>> Dan
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