Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Success - I added the last of the Holtz characters on this day!

November 16, 2014
9:47 am: Resuming work on Holtz (2001); starting with a page count of 451.
11:00 am: I’m at character 106 – only 6 characters to go! Page count – 455.
11:10 am: I’ve added the last of Holtz (2001)! Now, I’ll continue with those of Carr (1999). I realized a while ago that after that source, I still have to add those of Larson (2008, 2013), which will add a few days of work. However, the ms won’t be complete without them.
List of things to do: (1) Carr, 1999; (2) Larson, 2008; (3) Larson, 2013; (4) loose threads; (5) ribs; (6) hemal arches; (7) gastralia.
11:38: Added several more maxilla characters from Carr (1999), then stopped.
11:56: resumed.
~12:05 pm: Stopped.
2:07 pm: started again on account of being locked out of the suite where my office is located; I’ve been waiting 20 minutes for security to “send over an officer when one becomes available”; this is absurd.
2:18 pm. Heading back upstairs to call security again. When I first arrived, I had nearly 2.5 hours for grading a mountain of work, now it’s less than 2.0.
References cited
Carr, T.D.  1999.  Craniofacial ontogeny in Tyrannosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda).          Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19: 497-520.
Holtz, T.R., Jr.  2001.  The phylogeny and taxonomy of the Tyrannosauridae.
            In Mesozoic Vertebrate Life. Edited by D. H. Tanke and K. Carpenter. Indiana
University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana pp. 64-83.
Larson, P. 2008. Variation and sexual dimorphism in Tyrannosaurus rex; pp. 102-128 in
P. Larson, and K. Carpenter (eds.) Tyrannosaurus rex, the Tyrant King. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
Larson, P. 2013. The case for Nanotyrannus; pp. 14-53 in J. Michael Parrish, Ralph E. Molnar, Philip J. Currie, and Eva B. Koppelhus (Eds.) Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

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