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Re: DOWNY STEGOSAURS (WAS: Re: Feathers on Bloody Everything)

Jane Davidson wrote:
> How's about feathery plumes on the dorsal plates???  hmmm???  

Some researchers think that stegosaur plates were skin-covered, others
that they were topped with a keratinous sheath. I ascribe to the latter
idea, so the idea of adorning the plates in this manner would be akin to
putting plumes on _Triceratops_ horns. Not particularly likely (or
attractive) IMO. Sorry, Jane. ;-)

Brian (franczak@ntplx.net)