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Research Article

Estimating Mass Properties of Dinosaurs Using Laser Imaging and 3D Computer Modelling

  • Karl T. Bates mail,

    karl.bates@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Adaptive Organismal Biology Research Group, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Jackson's Mill, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Phillip L. Manning,

    Affiliations: The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • David Hodgetts,

    Affiliation: School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • William I. Sellers

    Affiliation: Adaptive Organismal Biology Research Group, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Jackson's Mill, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 19, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004532
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Composite skeleton?

Posted by AndyFarke on 21 Feb 2009 at 15:06 GMT

A juvenille Edmontosaurus annectens (BHI 126950)
http://plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004532#article1.body1.sec2.sec1.p1

This specimen is a composite from bonebed material--probably a relatively accurate reconstruction, but a reconstruction nonetheless.