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RE: JFC-Bloodiest Battle ??
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of email@example.com
> I caught only the second half. Turned it on in time to hear,
> "We now know that stegosaurs have as many as eight spikes."
> Or did he say, "...Stegosaurus has as many as eight spikes"?
> Anyway, this gave me pause, because I thought for sure four
> was the limit. Or is it four for Stegosaurus and more for
> some other genus? Somebody help me out.
I **think** what he said was that some stegosaurs had as many as eight
spikes. This is based on the now-outdated notion that some stegosaur species
may have had four pairs, but Carpenter (among others) have shown that the
evidence for this is lacking.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
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