STL Science Center

STL Science Center

13 May 2015

Late Days

I am updating from my phone, the computer has been busy or giving me trouble the past few days, but it's okay. The important thing is that we all recognize the fossil material of Segnosaurus and what that material looks like. As with many fossils, not all of the animal was ever discovered. Enough was that we know what Segnosaurus looked like with reasonable accuracy. We know, for instance, that this dinosaur was a therizinosaur and therefore has many corresponding characteristics of that group of animals. These include the forelimb and hindlimb morphology as well as that of the crania that exist. Unfortunately these animals are not often displayed, but when they are they are often modeled after not only their fossils, but those known from other members of the family; that is nothing new in paleontology though!

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