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RE: JFC-Bloodiest Battle ??

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of quailspg@frii.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 This is based on the now-outdated notion that some stegosaur species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.

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