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Estimating Mass Properties of Dinosaurs Using Laser Imaging and 3D Computer Modelling
Body mass reconstructions of extinct vertebrates are most robust when complete to near-complete skeletons allow the reconstruction of either physical or digital models. Digital models are mostExpand
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Pelvic and hindlimb myology of the basal archosaur Poposaurus gracilis (archosauria: Poposauroidea)
The discovery of a largely complete and well preserved specimen of Poposaurus gracilis has provided the opportunity to generate the first phylogenetically based reconstruction of pelvic and hindlimbExpand
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A new approach to the analysis and interpretation of tracks: examples from the dinosauria
  • P. Manning
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2004
Abstract Tracks can potentially offer unique sources of information, providing insight into the environments, gait and posture, locomotion and behaviour. Track preservation can yield importantExpand
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Estimating dinosaur maximum running speeds using evolutionary robotics
  • W. Sellers, P. Manning
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 November 2007
Maximum running speed is an important locomotor parameter for many animals—predators as well as prey—and is thus of interest to palaeobiologists wishing to reconstruct the behavioural ecology ofExpand
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HOW BIG WAS 'BIG AL'? QUANTIFYING THE EFFECT OF SOFT TISSUE AND OSTEOLOGICAL UNKNOWNS ON MASS PREDICTIONS FOR ALLOSAURUS (DINOSAURIA:THEROPODA)
MOR693, nicknamed ‘Big Al,’ is the most complete skeleton of the non-avian theropod Allosaurus and therefore provides the best opportunity to investigate the mass properties of this importantExpand
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Minimum convex hull mass estimations of complete mounted skeletons
Body mass is a critical parameter used to constrain biomechanical and physiological traits of organisms. Volumetric methods are becoming more common as techniques for estimating the body masses ofExpand
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Biomechanics of Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur Claws: Application of X‐Ray Microtomography, Nanoindentation, and Finite Element Analysis
Dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaurs, such as Velociraptor, possess strongly recurved, hypertrophied and hyperextensible ungual claws on the pes (digit II) and manus. The morphology of these unguals hasExpand
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Synchrotron imaging reveals bone healing and remodelling strategies in extinct and extant vertebrates
Current understanding of bone healing and remodelling strategies in vertebrates has traditionally relied on morphological observations through the histological analysis of thin sections. However,Expand
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Dinosaur killer claws or climbing crampons?
Dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaurs possess a strongly recurved, hypertrophied and hyperextensible ungual claw on pedal digit II. This feature is usually suggested to have functioned as a device forExpand
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Morphological and Geochemical Evidence of Eumelanin Preservation in the Feathers of the Early Cretaceous Bird, Gansus yumenensis
Recent studies have shown evidence for the preservation of colour in fossilized soft tissues by imaging melanosomes, melanin pigment containing organelles. This study combines geochemical analysesExpand
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