As many of you know, I spend a lot of my time doing skeletal drawings. Not everyone does them, but I don't think I demand any special considerations in the papers I use as reference. Many of the critiques about measuring your dinosaur posted over at SVPOW are similar to what I think when I read a paper. Anyhow, in terms of typos making a scale bar useless, I think this next image speaks for itself:
That is all.
(If you're having trouble seeing what I'm talking about, read the image caption carefully)
Scott Hartman's Skeletal Drawing.com
Paleontologist and paleoartist Scott Hartman provides a wealth of anatomical data on dinosaurs, as well as general information on how to restore them.