Just wanted to reassure everyone I'm still here. I've been doing *gasp* actual work to be submitted, finishing off the last appendix of the manuscript. But in the absence of something else, here's a Photoshop rendition of Megaraptor
's metatarsus using the holotype (metatarsal III, from Novas, 1998), MUCPv-341 (metatarsal IV, from Calvo et al., 2004) and UNPSJB-PV 958 (metatarsal II, from Lamanna, 2004). The individuals are almost the same size based on their manual unguals Is, so the metatarsals are at almost the same scale.
|Composite metatarsus of Megaraptor in extensor view with metatarsal IV also in proximal view. Modified from Novas (1998), Calvo et al. (2004) and Lamanna (2004). |
- Novas, 1998. Megaraptor namunhuaiquii
, gen. et sp. nov., a large-clawed, Late Cretaceous theropod from Patagonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 18(1), 4-9.
Calvo, Porfiri, Veralli, Novas and Pobletei, 2004. Phylogenetic status of Megaraptor namunhuaiquii
Novas based on a new specimen from Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. Ameghiniana. 41(4), 565-575.
Lamanna, 2004. Late Cretaceous dinosaurs and crocodiliforms from Egypt and Argentina. PhD Thesis. University of Pennsylvania. 305 pp.
"I've been doing *gasp* actual work to be submitted, finishing off the last appendix of the manuscript."ReplyDelete
Sounds very interesting...