Tag Archives: Therizinosauroids

Herbivores All the Way Down

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, a revolution in the way dinosaurs were conceived to have evolved occurred, in which a basal stock of croc-ish animals (this was during the “thecodont origin of … everything (?)” phase of archosaur relationship … Continue reading

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Orpheus Rex

Last time I talked about Erlikosaurus andrewsi, it was Stephan Lautenschlager’s paper with Larry Witmer, Perle Altangerel, and Emily Rayfield discussing the biomechanical aspects of toothloss and beak formation in Erlikosaurus andrewsi. That work indicated a far likelier restoration of … Continue reading

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Muscles and Style

Look at the surface of an animal, you will see what the animal looks like. Look beneath the surface, you will see why it looks that way. I’ve done a few musculature studies of fossil animals over the years, and … Continue reading

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Therizinosauroid Humeri – WP#15

What you are about to see is a scaled set of humeri in lateral view of a restricted clade, Therizinosauroidea. Much has been made of this group, but the variation that persists on a species by species basis has never … Continue reading

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