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Re: Preview of new stegosaur plate paper

Dear List,

    They're not making this claim about stegosaur tail spikes are they?

Really getting sick of Horner's  %##@@! Peaceful Kingdom theories Cliff

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.