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Re: Am I being very simple? A search for a comprehensive description of Velociraptor



This is very similar to the situation with Coelophysis bauri. Very
popular animal represented by numerous skeletons, but no real
comprehensive useful description.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Mickey Mortimer
<mickey_mortimer111@msn.com> wrote:
>
> Best are-
>
> Norell and Makovicky, 1997. Important features of the dromaeosaur skeleton:
>  Information from a new specimen. American Museum Novitates. 3215, 28 pp.
>
> Norell and Makovicky, 1999. Important features of the dromaeosaurid skeleton
>  II: Information from newly collected specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis.
>  American Museum Novitates. 3282, 45 pp.
>
> There's still no good description of cervicals, anterior dorsals, ribs, 
> humeri, radii, ulnae or carpals.
>
> Mickewy Mortimer
>
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> &#62; Date&#58; Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16&#58;46&#58;15 &#43;0000&#13;&#10;&#62; 
> From&#58; Mark.Witton&#64;port.ac.uk&#13;&#10;&#62; To&#58; 
> dinosaur&#64;usc.edu&#13;&#10;&#62; Subject&#58; Am I being very simple&#63; 
> A search for a comprehensive description of 
> Velociraptor&#13;&#10;&#62;&#13;&#10;&#62; Hi 
> folks,&#13;&#10;&#62;&#13;&#10;&#62; I&#39;ve been searching high and low for 
> details on the postcranial anatomy&#13;&#10;&#62; for Velociraptor 
> &#40;mongoliensis ideally&#41;, but can&#39;t find anything 
> really&#13;&#10;&#62; comprehensive. Is there a good overview of this 
> material anywhere&#63;&#13;&#10;&#62; Something with a substantial number of 
> illustrations of actual&#13;&#10;&#62; specimens, not mere lateral 
> reconstructions&#63; It feels like there should&#13;&#10;&#62; be&#58; the 
> quality, popularity and completeness of Velociraptor material&#13;&#10;&#62; 
> seems to make it an ideal candidate for a good osteological 
> description,&#13;&#10;&#62; but all I can find are very papers dealing with 
> very specific parts of&#13;&#10;&#62; its 
> anatomy.&#13;&#10;&#62;&#13;&#10;&#62; Cheers,&#13;&#10;&#62;&#13;&#10;&#62; 
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