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Re: Stegosaurus Plates

In a message dated 97-09-06 03:05:10 EDT, Steve.Tomporowski@us.ms.philips.com

<< I've been reading volume II of 'Dinosaurs Past and Present' and Stephen 
 Czerkas has an excellent article on the arrangement of the plates on 
 Stegosaurus, tracing the history and his own analysis.  Now this book goes 
 back to '89 (I think) so is there any new info or is this article definative

 so far?  The conclusion is a single row of plates with some overlap between 
 the shoulders and hips opposed to either the double row of matched or 
 alternate plates. >>

Alas, Steve's analysis proved incorrect. A new, virtually complete
_Stegosaurus_ to be described by Ken Carpenter shows the plates in their life
position, and they're in two rows separated by several inches.