Return of the ODP!


Mantellisaurus, a big ornithopod

It’s bAAAAaaaack!

The hiatus has been a long one (far longer than expected), but now it’s time to get the show on the road again. Life has been busy for everyone, but it’s time to make some time for the ODP. Basically, Wedel was over the other night and reminded me I should do a blog post. There’s so much to see, so much to do, so much to talk about! Here’s some highlights:

  • The dataset is pretty much all together; we just have to finish analyzing the darned thing. Stay tuned for more.
  • I (Andy) had a fun time at SVP in Pittsburgh, and got to meet a number of ODP volunteers there. Awesomeness!
  • Casey Holliday and colleagues published an interesting article on articular cartilage in dinosaur limb bones, suggesting that limb lengths may have been up to 10 percent longer than we see just from the bones. Read the paper for free at PLoS ONE – anyone interested in doing a guest post on it, perhaps?
  • We should probably start putting together a reference list of papers related to the mission of the ODP: analyzing limb proportions in ornithischian dinosaurs. I’ll probably start a thread for that, too.

As added incentive, I made the ODP one of my personal goals for the Paleo Project Challenge. If you haven’t checked out the challenge yet, please do so. The main premise: make a plan to complete a project, or else face public humiliation. Let’s see if it works. . .

That’s all for now!

Image credit: By Steveoc 86, from Wikimedia Commons.

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7 Responses to Return of the ODP!

  1. Hiro says:

    Andy, Does the Google Doc contain the latest data?

  2. William Miller says:

    Glad to see this back.

    I’ll start looking for papers on ornithischian limb proportions.

  3. Henrique Niza says:

    Definitely glad to see ODP coming back. 🙂

    I’ll do my best try help things running smoothly again.

  4. vermonter says:

    Glad you are back!

  5. Pingback: The Data Set (as it sits now) « The Open Dinosaur Project

  6. Andy Farke says:

    Hiro :

    Andy, Does the Google Doc contain the latest data?

    Yes – see the latest post for more.

  7. Pingback: Relevant References for the ODP « The Open Dinosaur Project

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