Figure 6: Postcranial axial skeletal morphology of FPDM-V8461.

From: A bizarre theropod from the Early Cretaceous of Japan highlighting mosaic evolution among coelurosaurians

Figure 6: Postcranial axial skeletal morphology of FPDM-V8461.
Figure 6

Anterior (a), middle (b), and posterior (c) cervical vertebrae in lateral (top), anterior (middle), and dorsal (bottom) views. Anterior (d), middle (e), and posterior (f) dorsal vertebrae in lateral (top), anterior (middle), and dorsal (bottom) views. (g) Sacral vertebrae in lateral (top), dorsal (middle), and ventral (bottom) views. Anterior (h), middle (i), and posterior (j) caudal vertebrae in lateral (top), anterior (middle), and dorsal (bottom) views. Scale bar = 25 mm for (a–f,h), 50 mm for (g), and 20 mm for (i,j). Note that the anterior cervical vertebra (a) is reconstructed based on CT-scanned images because it is severely fused to the braincase beyond preparation. Abbreviations: dp, diapophysis; ep, epipophysis; in, axis intercentrum; li, attachment scar of interspinal ligament; pl, pleurocoel; po, postzygapophysis; pp, parapophysis; pr, prezygapophysis; prr, prezygapophyseal rod.