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Re: natatory Geochelone
In a message dated 7/10/00 2:31:34 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Remember, tortoises' bellies are armored ; ankylosaurs' are not. >>
Ankylosaur bellies were indeed armored; see, e.g., picture of Minmi ventral
armor in my old publication Mesozoic Vertebrate Life #1. The ventral
osteoderms were much finer than the dorsal scutes and were almost exclusively
ossicles rather than true keeled scutes.