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Thagomizer in the literature Re: Kentrosaurus defense (thagomizer) capabilities





On Sun, 26 Jun 2011, bh480@scn.org wrote:

From: Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org

In the new Palaeontologia Electronica
(http://palaeo-electronica.org/2011_2/index.html):


Heinrich Mallison (2011)
Defense capabilities of Kentrosaurus aethiopicus Hennig, 1915
Palaeontologia Electronica 14(2)
http://palaeo-electronica.org/2011_2/255/255.pdf
ABSTRACT
Stegosaurs were not built for rapid locomotion. Instead of fleeing from
predators, they probably used their spiked tails as 'thagomizers' for

Just curious, how prevalent and accepted is the use of this... "term"... ?