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Dinosaur - Stegosaurus - The Mysterious Dino

Stegosaurus' Boney Back

Stegosaurus had large plates sticking out of its back. In fact, Stegosaurus means covered lizard or roofed lizard. Stegosaurus' bony plates are a bit of a mystery. They were embedded in its back, but they were not attached to its bones. No one really knows how they were positioned. Did they stick up, flop over or have a mind of their own? The reason for the plates is also unknown. They were made of bone but were filled with tube-like tunnels. The plates probably helped control Stegosaurus's temperature (sort of like built-in air conditioning). They could have also been for protection or even a display for mating.

Stegosaurus' Boney BackStegosaurus' Boney BackCourtesy of Sergey Krasovskiy

Stegosaurus Is One Spikey Dude

As if Stegosaurus' spikey back wasn't enough, it had spikes up to four feet long on the end of its flexible tail. The number of tail spikes depended on the species of Stegosaurus. Stegosaurus ungulatis had eight spikes and Stegosaurus stenops had four spikes.

Simple Stegosaurus

If the size of its brain says anything about its intelligence, Stegosaurus would have been one dumb bunny. Stegosaurus had a tiny brain. It was only the size of a walnut. Considering that Stegosaurus grew up to 30 feet (9 m) long, that's not much brain power.

Stegosaurus' head is much smaller than their bodyStegosaurus' head is much smaller than their bodyCourtesy of Natural History Museum
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aaliya
aaliya posted in Food:
Mangoes, Grapes, Strawberries nd Plum :p :p
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aaliya posted in Debating:
this kind of a straightforward answer to this question! females nd males r both equal..no matter wat people say or hear, both genders r different but equal in the same way. it is true tht girls r more mature thn boys but tht shuldnt be a prblm. so yah..both genders r equal!!
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Puppies077
Puppies077 posted in Debating:
Females do mature faster, i don't think intelligence should be based on gender though. I think we all are equal, but we are all unique still, females shouldn't be treated different from males all the time. Females aren't physically built the same as males so we just cant do everything like them. Females just have to try harder at most things males do. But we are equal, because nothing should be based on the gender of anybody. We are all human, we all live and die, we all make mistakes. Gender and race dont make us who we are its our actions so yeah.
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NicolletteA
NicolletteA posted in Debating:
in all honesty, women's "value & worth" fluctuates as to which part of the globe you are on. let's not all pretend its the same everywhere. so no we are not equal.
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