Brazilian Biology Student
Early Dinosaur Evolution, especially Carnian forms
Overall evolution of Sauropodomopha and Ornithischian, their distribution and diversity
Middle-Late Triassic faunas and their Biostratigraphy
Raw phylogenetic datasets construction, e.g. combining and/or expanding previous works
Since I’m still a undergrad student I made this gallery to post some drawing (haven't done that part in years) and discuss some of my opinion in paleontology; though most of the discussion and paper comments are being transferred to my blog (that got cancelled because things I'd like to discuss there would be too important and maybe valid a paper in the future).
Still around at DA, cause I like following some friends work, rarely will post something original maybe a journal once or twice.
I agree, got to see the highlighted text couple weeks ago.
Functional anatomy is not my main area of interest, but goes in with the evidence we've been gathering in the last 5 years that Spinosaurus (and close kin) had a center of gravity anterior to its hips (more like quadrupeds than bipeds), that together with the evidence it had stiff knees points and Wittons calculations says something we ""knew"" since 2014, it probably wasn't a conventional biped, but contrary to previous interpretations that it was quadruped this just says it probably crawled when moving on land.
what do you think about this:
have these two dinosaurs become valid?
(I asked also Carnoferox)
Nope, even if Malkani found anything diagnostic in those two they still were not correctly named according to ICZN.
Carno probably will have the more comprehensive answer as he is much better than me with nomenclature rules.