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Re: Stegosaurus fossil mounted for display at Natural History Museum in London



The stegosaurus at the sauriermuseum is a cast of the real stegosaurus now in 
London.

Bob Simon

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> On Nov 16, 2014, at 4:09 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> 
> 
> A point worth clarifying here is that the new Stegosaurus stenops
> mount is nearly all actual fossil bones. Other Stegosaurus mounts in
> Europe are mostly casts:
> 
> Leiden Naturalis Museum Stegosaurus is a cast:
> 
> http://www.naturalis.nl/en/museum/top-pieces/stegosaurus/
> 
> http://www.expatcentreleiden.nl/news/news_item/t/new_dinosaur_for_naturalis
> 
> **
> The Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt is a cast of the AMNH specimen:
> 
> http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=14796
> 
> **
> The "Sarah" specimen mounted at the Sauriermuseum Aathal is a cast,
> but the other stegosaurs on display there are real fossil bones.
> 
> ==============
> There are differences in neck length in the new NHM specimen and the
> Sauriermuseum specimens compared to older mounts, as well as the
> position of the ribs and shape of the rib cage and curvature of the
> back. Some reconstructions had a strongly curved back and a somewhat
> fan-shaped rib cage with the lower ends of the ribs converging. This
> is similar to Greg Paul's reconstructions:
> 
> http://blog.press.princeton.edu/2010/10/01/pgs-daily-dinosaur-stegosaurus-stenops/
> 
> and the "Stegosaurus in the ground" displays such as at the Houston Museum.
> 
> Houston Museum Stegosaurus
> 
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmns/8424150861/
> 
> Other mounts have a less pronounced back curvature and more evenly
> spaced ribs in the rib cage. How much could post-mortem processes
> reshape the rib cage?
> 
> Also, the biggest plate over the sacral area is sometimes restored as
> being horizontal or as vertical as in the new NHM mount. In fact, the
> time-lapse sequence shows the big plate being repositioned to stick up
> vertically. Another issue is whether the plates were a single row
> tilted apart to fit along the back or were a separated double row in
> an alternating staggered arrangement.
> 
> How Yale Stegosaurus was corrected in a remount.
> 
> http://earth.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Academics/11-Revan_thesis%2Bappendix.pdf
> 
> Stegosaurus plates dissertation
> 
> http://aps.group.shef.ac.uk/level-4-web-sites/l4-students-09/barden-holly/3rd-year-Dissertation.pdf
> 
> Brian Switek article
> http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/stegosaurus-plate-debate-142166929/
> 
> Denver museum Stegosaurus
> 
> http://coloradogeologicalsurvey.org/education/state-symbols/state-fossils/
> 
> Wuerhosaurus fossil rib cage
> 
> http://www.palaeocritti.com/by-group/dinosauria/stegosauria/wuerhosaurus
> 
> 
> 
>> On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 2:26 AM, Brian Lauret <zthemanvirus@hotmail.com> 
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