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RE: Neck Defense
Tom Holtz wrote:
USNM 4734 (incl. USNM 2315) anyone?
USNM 2315 is the type of Labrosaurus ferox_, which probably belongs to the
_Allosaurus fragilis_ specimen USNM 4734. USNM 2315 compsrises a deformed
left dentary, probably the result of injury. USNM 4734 shows broken
gastralia, so not only did the poor allosaur get smacked in the face, but it
also took one in the breadbasket.
Rather than a _Diplodocus_ whiptail being the culprit, maybe the allosaur
fell foul of a stegosaur-style thagomizer?!