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Preview of new stegosaur plate paper

From: Ben Creisler bh480@usc.edu

In case this news release has not been mentioned here yet:


Stegosaur plates and spikes for looks only, researchers 
By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | 16 May 2005
BERKELEY ? The bizarre plates and spikes that lined the 
backbones of the long-extinct stegosaurs were probably 
extreme examples of the often elaborate and colorful 
displays developed by animals to recognize fellow members 
of their species, according to an international team of 
paleontologists. .....

Padian, Main and coauthors John R. Horner of the Museum of 
the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., and Armand de Ricqlès of 
the University of Paris report their analysis of dinosaur 
scutes and stegosaur plates in the spring issue of the 
journal Paleobiology, to be published later this month.