Necks Lie: the complete story

November 3, 2014

Just a quick post to link to all six (so far) installments of the “necks lie” series. I need this because I want to cite all the “necks lie” posts in a paper that I’ll shortly submit, and it seems better to cite a single page than four of them.

I’ll update this post as and when we write more about lying necks.

Also:

What a world we live in.

 

X-ray of the neck of a seal, from Irish Seal Sanctuary. Note that the vertebral column becomes much more vertical than the fleshy envelope suggests.

X-ray of the neck of a seal, from Irish Seal Sanctuary. Note that the vertebral column becomes much more vertical than the fleshy envelope suggests.

 

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3 Responses to “Necks Lie: the complete story”


  1. It would probably be better to cite all posts separately, as each entails some specific discussion unique to them. Forcing the reader to not only go to this one source and finding it being merely a nexus, you may instead point them to the specific discussions each of your citations in text refer to. This allows you to be far more specific, unless your intention is to say “Taylor 201xa-e” as if that’s all you need to do.


  2. […] often told you here on SV-POW! that necks lie. But legs lie, as well. Not to mention arms. Which is why so most of our life restorations of […]


  3. […] posture for extinct animals is controversial — and that goes double for sauropod necks. Heck, even the neck posture of extant animals is terribly easy to misunderstand. We really can’t go changing what we mean by “horizontal” for a vertebra based on […]


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