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Stegosaurus brain size
I am a museum educator who teaches dinosaur classes and updates the
dinosaur training manual for our volunteers each year. In "101 Questions
About Dinosaurs," Phil Currie and his co-author state that the usual
quote for Stegosaurus of "brain the size of a walnut" based on the
braincase of an incompletely prepared specimen. So, what is the true
brain cavity size? We use a walnut or a ping pong ball in our classes as
an object to show next to a cast of the skull. What would be a suitable
substitute object to use to be more accurate? Any recent references I
can look up for this?
Also, has anyone done a study concerning the relationship of brain to
body size in dinosaurs and then related that to carnivory vs herbivory?
Please send me any references via addresses below. Thanks!
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