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Re: Dinosaur fiction is more real than fact
> I thought the Stegosaurus specimen discovered by Carpenter and Small--the
> same one that "proved" the arrangement of plates and thagomizers--also
> showed evidence of (to quote a Dinosaur Society newsletter) "an armor
> basket or shield of small bony knobs protecting its throat." Maybe
> Crichton misinterpreted the "armor basket" as cheek pouches?
One of the first specimens to come out of Garden Park, I think an
AMNH specimen, also had the throat ossicles. If you have the Dinosaurs,
Past and Present books, check out the Czerkas article. I'm pretty sure
he has a really nice monograph(?) picture of the old specimen. The remounted
stegosaur in the new PJ exhibit at DMNH has been given throat ossicles.