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Re: Lost World stegosaur is awfully BIG...



In a message dated 97-05-12 15:41:16 EDT, Wabandco writes:

<< But of course, George,  in the 1933 film they were simply following the
scientific theory of the time: if stegos had survived the 65-odd m.y. beyond
the last fossil found, they would have grown larger, and larger and
larger.... ;-) >>

Trouble is, stegos seem to have become extinct by the end of the Early
Cretaceous, with not a single stego fossil known from the Late Cretaceous.
Putative Late-K survivors from India (_Dravidosaurus_) are now known to be
based on misidentified plesiosaur bones.