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Diplodocid Skin



    This interesting observation was in the Martin/Czerkas paper in the 
American Zoologist: "While the exact scale pattern is not known in detail, 
the sides of the body of diplodocids were covered with raised studs some of 
which are over ten centimeters in diameter. They do not cover dermal ossicles 
as in the armored scutes of crocodilians." Makes for an interesting picture. 
DV.