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Tag Archives: Sauropods
As SVP looms, and its contents include much interesting things, especially in several valuable studies on the soft-tissue anatomy of sauropod necks and heads — but which I won’t further discuss outside of the authors’ own discussions — I figured … Continue reading
This may go under the radar, so I consider it opportune to mention it. While it doesn’t directly consider fossil archosaurs in any fashion, or a ridiculously over-hyped but very popular group of bird-stem archosaurs, the study at hand does … Continue reading
While discussing lips in theropod dinosaurs is easy, and a bit dinosaur-centric (what about lips in nondinosaurian archosaurs?!), there are two major elements of the dinosaury that bear understanding: First, that ornithischians present an additional hurdle to overcome when discussing … Continue reading
A holotype specimen is important in systematics when the taxonomist desires to use an ideal specimen upon which a new animal is created. It is the first, and best specimen, for future systematists to refer to when comparing other taxa. … Continue reading
Recently, Mike Taylor of University College London and Matt Wedel of the Western University of Health Services (both of SV-POW!) and Rich Cifelli (of the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History) have published a paper describing a new taxon, Brontomerus mcintoshi … Continue reading
I’ll summate briefly: Sauropod neck posture has been debated fairly aggressively among those narrow-discipline sauropod specialists (and occassional avocation biologists) for about a century. Speculation has permitted some people to put sauropods into “snorkel” position deep under water, extending their … Continue reading
Or … maybe not so radical. It doesn’t change that much. Some readers here will recall a small debate over at SV-POW! where I argued with Mike Taylor over the effective purpose and reason behind the recognition of the name … Continue reading
A more thorough version of my last post is presented. There is some confusion over what the papers presented below actually say, some of them very technical. A summary, which may certainly be wrong in some cases, is required.