Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Video caption: The thresholds a researcher takes for granted.

November 18, 2014

9:54 am: Back at my desk in the Burpee collections; time to wrap up Dorsal rib #3.
10:17: I've just been asked by IL to switch to the tibia and fibula, since there is a member’s event happening later and he wants those bones back on the mount. Will I ever see dorsal rib C to completion?!
12:00 pm: Ready for lunch.
12:31: Leaving for lunch; 460 pages reached.
1:52: Back to beefing up the description of the tibia after Brochu (2003). This is an excellent work that I have come to appreciate, respect, and admire greatly during the course of this project and the Two Medicine tyrannosaurine monograph. It sets a high standard.
3:48: Done writing up the calcaneum; 467 pages reached. Time to photograph the tibiotarsus before leaving today.
4:15 pm: Finished taking pictures of the tibiotarsus. There's a little time left for Dorsal rib C.
4:26: Losing steam.
4:32: I reached page 468, and wrote most of the description of the shaft of the rib. Following that are the osteological correlates to describe.
References cited
  Brochu, C. A. 2003. Osteology of Tyrannosaurus rex: insights from a nearly complete skeleton and high-resolution computed tomographic analysis of the skull. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 7: 1-138.

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