Hip illustration from Moodies, 1930 (IMAGE) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Caption The now-famous pelvis-in-mirror image from Moodie’s 1930 paper. Moodie along with paleontologists originally interpreted the specimen’s deformation to be the result of a traumatic injury instead of a developmental defect. Courtesy: La Brea Tar Pits. Credit Courtesy: La Brea Tar Pits. Usage Restrictions use with credit License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.