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Re: New Australovenator (Theropoda) Hind Limb Elements



On Wed, July 24, 2013 5:24 pm, Ben Creisler wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
> New in PLoS ONE:
>
> Matt A. White, Roger B. J. Benson, Travis R. Tischler, Scott A.
> Hocknull, Alex G. Cook, David G. Barnes, Stephen F. Poropat, Sarah J.
> Wooldridge & Trish Sloan (2013)
> New Australovenator Hind Limb Elements Pertaining to the Holotype
> Reveal the Most Complete Neovenatorid Leg.
> PLoS ONE 8(7): e68649.
> doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068649
> http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068649
>

[snip]

> The metatarsus morphology varies with
> body size. The larger neoventorids possess a metatarsus with greater
> width but shorter length compared to smaller forms.
>
In other words, they are just like other theropods.

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