Righting a 200 year old mistake: Armita Manafzadeh, from Brown University, talks with us about how her simulations of pterosaurs’ range-of-motion demonstrate that the ancient reptiles almost certainly couldn’t have flown like most paleontologists have long thought. Her article, “ROM mapping of ligamentous constraints on avian hip mobility: implications for extinct ornithodirans” was published on May 23, 2018 with Kevin Padian in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Science.
Websites and other resources
- Armita’s blog and Twitter
- Videos from X-ray reconstruction
- X-ray Reconstruction Of Moving Morphology hardware
- Updates from Podcast Movement 2018, from where Armita’s episode was released
Patrons of Parsing Science gain exclusive access to bonus clips from all our episodes and can also download mp3s of every individual episode.
Support us for as little as $1 per month at Patreon. Cancel anytime.
Patrons can access bonus content here.
Please note that we’re not a tax-exempt organization, so unfortunately this gift isn’t tax deductible.
Hosts / Producers
Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins
How to Cite
Leigh, D., Watkins, R., & Manafzadeh, A.. (2018, July 24). Parsing Science – Debunking Pterosaurs Flight. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6855110.v1
What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers