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Thagomizer



Thagomizer. Is this the actual accepted term for the
steg tail spike array or a word made up by Gary Larson
from the Far Side here used semi-facisiously(sp?) ?

ADS

> >
> > Rather than a _Diplodocus_ whiptail being the
> culprit, maybe the allosaur
> > fell foul of a stegosaur-style thagomizer?!
> 
> It also has a shattered/rehealed left scapula, and
> if memory serves shattered ribs as well. This
> suggests something capable of
> giving a looonngggg trauma, and not the localized
> damage done by a thagomizer.
> 
>               Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
>       Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
> Department of Geology         Director, Earth, Life & Time
> Program
> University of Maryland                College Park Scholars
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>               Building 237, Room 1117
>               College Park, MD  20742
> 
> http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
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> 
> 


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