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RE: Ankylosaur Side-Body Spikes? (was TRex - Ankylosaur specialist?)

Quoting Vlad Petnicki <bucketfoot-al@justice.com>:

*DOH!* (Sound of palm hitting forehead).  I bet that
there was confusion about this way back in the 1970s,
too - at least among illustrators.

HARUMPH!  So my customized Ankylosaurus model (as seen
on my web gallery
http://bucketfoot-al.tripod.com/DinoModels/)- with
side-body spikes is wrong, eh?  (Cue "South Park's"
Eric Cartman voice: "G-DM-IT!")

Yeah, I hate to break it to you, but, to the best of my knowledge, there is no ankylosaurid (excluding polacanthines/-ids) known to have possessed a skirt of long spikes around the sides of the body. But I'm no expert.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity."
    --Edwin H. Land