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Re: Stego plates



I noted 20 to 22 on photos of diverse _Stegosaurus_ spp. mounted skeletons.
Couldn't this number vary a bit?
Within a species? Between _Stegosaurus_ species?
Friendly - Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY.

From: <Dinogeorge@aol.com>


> OK, exactly how many >plates< did Stegosaurus armatus have? Can't find a
> definite answer in any of my sources without digging though lots of boxes,
> even though the Bryan Small specimen preserves them all. Czerkas noted 17,
> but this is almost certainly an undercount because it is based on the
> outdated single row rather than two alternating rows.