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Re: New Australovenator (Theropoda) Hind Limb Elements



On Thu, Jul 25th, 2013 at 2:25 PM, "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu> 
wrote:

> > 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.

I propose we call this new scaling observation 'allometry'. :-P

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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