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RE: Attachment of stegosaurus plates
Don't mix up in-vivo weight and fossil weight!
and because I'll get 20 emails asking for the PDF: it is open access.
Dr. Heinrich Mallison
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From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] on behalf of Richard W.
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2015 4:25 AM
Subject: Attachment of stegosaurus plates
I've read a number of odds and ends about the plates.
Regardless of what purpose they had, the poor critter still
had to walk around with them.
I found this by chance on the weight of plates
"These bones are extremely heavy (the plates weigh up to 50
lbs each ...) ..."
That's a lot of weight on top and if it wobbles I have to
wonder what the actual effects are. Can that be modeled? Has
it been modeled?