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Wedel Taylor 2013b Figure 1 - diversity of caudal pneumaticity

Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 1).

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Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 2).

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Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 3).

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Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 4).

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Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 5).

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Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 6).

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Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 7).

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Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 8).

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Wedel Taylor (2013b: Figure 9).

Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 10).

Wedel and Taylor (2013b: Figure 10).

10 Responses to “Wedel and Taylor (2013b) on caudal pneumaticity”


  1. […] tuned! All will be revealed in Matt’s next post (or, if you can’t wait, in our recent PLOS ONE paper, Wedel and Taylor […]


  2. […] Reformat for a different journal and send it straight back out.  This happens to everyone.  It’s just part of the process.  My very first paper was rejected; we just sent it back out.  The Xenoposeidon paper was rejected without even being reviewed; we just sent it back out.  Our neck-posture paper was rejected without review twice; we just sent it back out.  As I write this, Matt and I are busy revising two papers that we co-wrote, both of which were rejected.  Any day now, we’re going to send them back out. [Update, March 2014: those two papers became Taylor and Wedel (2013a) on sauropod neck anatomy and Wedel and Taylor (2013b) on caudal pneumaticity.] […]


  3. […] (As it happens — and at the risk of leaving the stadium before the fat lady sings — we should be adding to that tally of one Real Soon Now. Further bulletins as events warrant.) […]


  4. […] in 2013, when we were in the last stages of preparing our paper Caudal pneumaticity and pneumatic hiatuses in the sauropod dinosaurs Giraffatitan and Apatosaurus (Wedel and Taylor 2013b), I noticed that, purely by chance, all ten of the illustrations shared […]


  5. […] were able to spend a day at the Yale Peabody Museum up in New Haven, Connecticut, to check out the caudal pneumaticity in the mounted Apatosaurus (= “Brontosaurus“) excelsus, YPM 1980, and the bizarrely broad cervicals of the Barosaurus lentus holotype YPM […]


  6. […] more on this and other pneumatic sauropod tails, please see Wedel and Taylor (2013, here). And for more on the currently unresolved taxonomic status of FMNH P25112, see this […]


  7. […] my first real paper since the annus mirabilis of 2013 when Matt and I had four good, solid papers come out in a single year. My CV lists five papers between then and now, but a case can be made […]


  8. […] photos and videos, which we’re then able to turn into science, which in turn becomes papers. But because Matt and I are inconveniently located 5,000 miles and eight timezones apart, […]


  9. […] sacral of Haplocanthosaurus (featured here), in the tails of Giraffatitan and Apatosaurus (from Wedel and Taylor 2013b), and in the ever-popular holotype of Xenoposeidon. This is true not just on the blog but also in […]


  10. […] observation led directly to Matt’s and my 2013 paper on caudal pneumaticity in Giraffatitan and Apatosaurus (Wedel and Taylor 2013) and clued us into how much more common pneumatic hiatuses are then […]


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