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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?) ?
> > 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.
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