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Re: Hadrosaur defense



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>Which IMVHO raises the possibility that the stripes aren't camouflage. 
>Domestic horses appear to have an underlying striping or spotting coat
>color pattern in much the same way that all cat colors except solid and
>bicolor are reflections of an underlying tabby pattern interacting with
>some other gene(s).
>
>-- JSW

The current view is that zebra stripes are primarily social facilitators
among zebras - the animals seem to like to be near striped objects.  One
field test involved putting a striped billboard in zebra habitat - zebras
would go over and stand next to it.
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