Methods of Studying Early Theropod Flight

Pittman, M. and Heers, A. M. and Serrano, F. J. and Field, D. J. and Habibi, M. B. and Dececchi, T. A. and Kaye, T. G. and Larson, B. C. E (2020) Methods of Studying Early Theropod Flight. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. ISSN 0003-0090

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Abstract

The study of early theropod flight involves avialans as well as other pennaraptorans. It requires the study of anatomy that is familiar to the modern ornithologist, but also very different and alien. Early theropod flight therefore necessitates study methods that can incorporate what we know about sophisticated powered and unpowered flight in living birds while being mindful of the differences between them and the earliest theropod "yers. In this chapter we will survey key methods and approaches, covering their best-practice applications along the timeline of early theropod flight evolution and priorities for future method development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2020AREP; IA76
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
08 - Green Open Access
Journal or Publication Title: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2020 17:33
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2020 17:33
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/4925

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