As part of a recent drama on an online forum, I have been having much fun learning about dinosaurs (hence my "for dummies" book on a previous post).

So, I though it was going to be fun and interesting to learn about this specific "dinosor" that caught my attention, because it makes me remember my "beautiful" friend.

The Stegosaurus:

Due to its distinctive tail spikes and plates, Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs, along with Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Apatosaurus. A large, heavily-built and herbivorous quadruped, Stegosaurus had a distinctive and unusual posture, with a heavily-arched back, short forelimbs, head held low to the ground and a stiffened tail held high in the air.

Averaging around 9 metres (30 ft) long and 4 metres (14 ft) tall, the quadrupedal Stegosaurus is one of the most easily-identifiable dinosaurs, due to the distinctive double row of kite-shaped plates rising vertically along its arched back and the two pairs of long spikes extending horizontally near the end of its tail.

Despite the animal's overall size, the braincase of Stegosaurus was small, being no larger than that of a dog. A well preserved Stegosaurus braincase allowed Othniel Charles Marsh to obtain in the 1880s a cast of the brain cavity or endocast of the animal, which gave an indication of the brain size. The endocast showed that the brain was indeed very small, maybe the smallest among the dinosaurs. The fact that an animal weighing over 4.5 tonnes (5 US short tons) could have a brain of no more than 80 grams (2.8 oz) contributed to the popular old idea that dinosaurs were extremely stupid, an idea now largely rejected.

Here is a picture of him, and I really hope to get one from Los Reyes Magos.
I still cant believe how big is his body and how small in his head!!


Weirdest thing of the day: Mia has been the worst sleeper since the past few months, and hardly takes long naps. She fall asleep at 4:30PM for a nap, and it's 1:00AM and she is still sleeping. I already checked and she is still breathing!!
Posted by Anelys Perez On 2:59 AM 2 comments

2 Lovely comments :

My3Ro's said...

I love the stegosaurus. It fits them to a "T" I hope you get one for your special day.

Mom to 3 Little Flowers said...

Susan: I cant wait to get one!!!


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