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RE: Baby Ankylosaurs and bone growth
"Augustus T. White" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
Do the kinds of dermal
armor shown on ankylosaurs suggest determinate growth?
Well, alligators and crocs have indeterminate growth, and both of them have
scutes which could maybe be considered "armor." Beyond that, I dunno.
Since their limbs appear to be like other dinos, i.e., the distal ends do
not have completely ossified epiphyses, my guess would be they were
indeterminate growers. Dr. Jim Kirkland or Dr. Ken Carpenter might be folks
to ask about these sorts of questions as they deal with armored dinosaurs on
a regular basis. If they're reading this list, maybe they could throw in
their armored two cents?
Matt Bonnan -- sauropod podiatrist
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