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Tag Archives: Restoration and Reconstruction
Recall my earlier post on Daemonosaurus chauliodus. At the time, I thought this was a pretty silly dinosaur to provide a reconstruction for, since for the most part I agreed with the authors’ reconstruction, it matched the skull as i … Continue reading
Lest my readers think I’ve become dull, an upcoming post will have this in it, and an explanation. You will have to further pardon me while I make my next few posts NOT about this. Feel free to offer commentary … Continue reading
I am not an expert on oviraptorids, cranial anatomy in dinosaurs, jaw function in tetrapods, or any other thing, really. I’m just a dude who likes oviraptorids so much he started trying to learn how to figure out what they … Continue reading
Part of the repertoire of a good anatomist is a working knowledge of the muscle groups of the typical organism. This allows the anatomist (and the biomechanic anatomist) to be able to determine how an animal moved, and much it … Continue reading
Of all my work, the most popular seems to be that of the leptoceratopsid Udanoceratops tschizhovi (Kurzanov, 1992). This is not because this is some supreme piece of masterwork, my open or of any quality of the piece itself, but … Continue reading
This one will be short, as I need to work on other things, and this has been the reason for the reduced activity of late. There’s quite a lot to say about these taxa, and I intend to. For now, … Continue reading
“Osteological Neutral Pose,” or ONP, was first introduced into the literature by Stevens and Parrish  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
The vertebral series of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, IPHG 1912 VIII 19, modified from the original plates of von Stromer’s description of the material. I have grayed-out the regions of the vertebrae that are not preserved, under the scheme shown below, including … Continue reading
The loss of teeth in the basal oviraptorosaurs is oftern overshadowed by their more famous (and larger) relatives, the Caenagnathidae and the Oviraptoridae. The former are largely grouped under a complex of bizarre long, broad, and fused mandibles (fusion in … Continue reading
Yay! Another series, and more of a break. This time, it’s about terminology, one of my more favorite aspects of methodological science. Without knowing what to name stuff, we lapse into grunting and rude gestures, and nobody likes that. Well, … Continue reading