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Re: [dinosaur] Struthiosaurus (nodosaurid ankylosaur), new reconstruction (free pdf)
Should PeerJ retract this paper?
On 1/30/2017 7:25 AM, fabrizio de rossi wrote:
Statement from Dr. Jürgen Kriwet, head of the department for
vertebrate paleontology at the University of Vienna (he asked me to
enter the comment in the mailing list):
"This topic and the original idea was conceived by me and Fabrizio for
his BSc thesis. Mr Frotzler is the department illustrator and was
supposed to support Fabrizio. Obviously, he believes that he has the
right to publish this new reconstruction, which is very inaccurate.
Fabrizio is working on a better one and will present it in due time.
*Von:* email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> im
Auftrag von fabrizio de rossi <email@example.com>
*Gesendet:* Freitag, 27. Jänner 2017 16:52
*An:* Ben Creisler
*Betreff:* Re: [dinosaur] Struthiosaurus (nodosaurid ankylosaur), new
reconstruction (free pdf)
I would take this one with a grain of salt. I both know the author and
am working with S. austriacus myself and there is a whole amount of
anatomical similarities with other nodosaurids and ankylosaurs in
general not taken into account (as can be seen by the amount of
F. De Rossi
Am 27.01.2017 4:28 nachm. schrieb Ben Creisler <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
A new paper in open access:
Norbert Frotzler (2017)
A new reconstruction of Struthiosaurus austriacus Bunzel 1871.
PeerJ Preprints 5:e2758v1
A novel reconstruction of the nodosaurid dinosaur Struthiosaurus
austriacus Bunzel 1871 is presented. Because bones and dermal
armor are preserved as disarticulated elements only and because of
the lack of field notes from the original excavation(s), any
attempt to reconstruct the animal is complicated. To date, no
reconstruction is available for Struthiosaurus austriacus. This
study primarily focuses on aspects of function and arrangement of
dermal armor. The re-investigation of the original material of S.
austriacus revealed that - in all likelihood - many plates from
the left side of the body may well belong to a single individual.
This observation is an important step towards the successful
reconstruction of S. austriacus.