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Re: Dino sex

At 09:27 PM 7/16/97 EDT, jamolnar@juno.com wrote:
>On Wed, 16 Jul 1997 08:32:23 +1000 Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
>>farlow@CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU wrote:
>>> All I know is that Stegosaurus sex must have been interesting to 
>>This brings to mind another thought. Depending on the exact position
>>adopted, the plates of stegosaurs may have been a hinderance.
>>Porcupines have muscular control of their spines, allowing them to
>>flatten them to anable mating to take place. Could mobile stegosaur
>>plates, as has been suggested previously, have solved this problem?
>Could there been a side-by-side position that would 've worked?  Wasn't
>it Dr. Bob that argued that the tail was flexible enough for the
>Stegosaurus to rear up in a tripod stance?  If this is so, could a female
>stay on all fours and raise her tail to accommodate a male standing
>beside her?  Or behind her cross ways?
>There's an interesting sight to contemplate!
>Judy Molnar
>Education Associate, Virginia Living Museum
>All questions are valid; all answers are tentative.