Saturday, November 29, 2014


Framed and mounted, but the Science isn't done.
November 27, 2014
~1:00 pm: resumed adding characters from Carr (1999).
1:25: At the jugal in the Taxonomic Differences section. This section has been misunderstood in the literature (e.g., Currie, 2003) and at the time I should have recognized that possibility and made repair; it would have been a straightforward correction to make.
1:47: Just reached the postorbital of Carr (1999)! Brief break.
1:55: Back to work!
2:41: Reached the braincase section of the Taxonomic Differences section; I need a short break.
2:52: For some reason I am stymied with what to do with the braincase section – this structure is entirely missing from Jane, but it is entirely present in the Cleveland skull and in adults. Do I contrast the Cleveland skull from them? That does make the most sense, as long as it is not redundant with Carr (1999) or W&R (2009, 2010).
3:01: Hunger is tearing at me; I must eat something now.
3:13: Back to work!
3:37: Time to wrap up.

References cited

Carr, T. D.  1999.  Craniofacial ontogeny in Tyrannosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19: 497-520.
Currie, P. J. 2003. Cranial anatomy of tyrannosaurid dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48(2): 191-226.
Witmer, L. M. and R. C. Ridgely. 2009. New insights into the brain, braincase, and
ear region of Tyrannosaurus (Dinosauria, Theropoda), with implications for sensory organization and behavior. The Anatomical Record 292:1266-1296.
Witmer LM, and R. C. Ridgely. 2010. The Cleveland tyrannosaur skull (Nanotyrannus or Tyrannosaurus): New findings based on CT scanning, with special reference to the braincase. Kirtlandia 57: 61–81.

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