The Evolution and Functional Morphology of Sauropod Dinosaur Locomotion
Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation by Matthew F. Bonnan
In any body of work, errors are bound to creep in. Over time, I have noticed some errors in my dissertation that I would like to correct here for anyone using it as a resource. Please contact me if you have found any additional errors in my dissertation that should be corrected: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appendix II Citation Omissions
In Appendix II where the Alligator mississippiensis musculature is discussed, there was an error of omission: during my dissections, I consulted the following sources which should have been cited in this appendix but were inadvertently omitted:
Chiasson, RB. 1962. Laboratory Anatomy of the Alligator. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers.
Gatesy SM. 1997. An electromyographic analysis of hindlimb function in Alligator during terrestrial locomotion. J Morph 234:197- 212.
Romer, AS. 1956. Osteology of the Reptiles. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
I should note that my dissertation was completed and published in 2001 – had Meers’s excellent paper on the alligator forelimb been available at that time, I would have consulted that as well:
Meers MB. 2003. Crocodylian forelimb musculature and its relevance to Archosauria. Anat Rec A 274:891-916.