Tag Archives: Abelisaurids

Walking Sledgehammers


Scott Persons and Phil Currie made waves late last year with a study that showed everyone’s reconstructions of dinosaur tail anatomy was wrong. We, they said, had incorrectly measured the mass of the m. caudofemoralis longus, the muscle that runs … Continue reading

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Osteological Neutral Pose – WP#16


“Osteological Neutral Pose,” or ONP, was first introduced into the literature by Stevens and Parrish [1] in utilizing a method to attempt a “neutral,” or unbiased, attempt at articulating skeletons from which to then manipulate for range of motion studies. … Continue reading

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