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Re: Ceratopsian Shield Holes
On Fri, 12 May 1995, Stan Friesen wrote:
> This means, in my opinion, that the situations for using the
> neck shield as a shield would have been rare. Triceratops
> was probably a special case, and even there I suspect the
> solidness of the crest was oriented towards internal competition.
> That is, it is quite possible that Triceratops males competed
> in a more vigorous fashion than was usual for ceratopsians,
> and thus needed a real shield. [It has been suggested that
> most ceratopsians competed by means of shoving matches with
> locked horns rather than by butting heads].
Is there any physical evidence to support either scenario, i.e.,
marks, scratches, etc., on the horns or frill?
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