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RE: Attachment of stegosaurus plates

Don't mix up in-vivo weight and fossil weight!

otherwise: http://www.foss-rec.net/17/33/2014/fr-17-33-2014.html
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. 
Travsky [rtravsky@uwyo.edu]
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2015 4:25 AM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
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?