Tuesday, February 7, 2012

abc wednesday —D is for "dinosaur"

Stegosauros, to be exact.  This mama and her baby 
can be found at the Museum of Natural History. 
In a word: Wow. (This is my 6th D post for  
ABC Wednesday, and I can hardly believe 
haven't shown you this before.) 
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  1. Beautiful bone relics.

    Dolce & Gabbana

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  2. Yes, you could easily have saved this for W is for Wow, Alexa. I really must get myself to our local museum. I haven't been since my school days!

  3. As you say, that is so very “Wow!” Great photo. Even the room it’s in looks like something from another time.


    It is a little known fact that those large plates serve as vestigial organs among the young of certain species of animal.

  4. Seriously COOL!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. I so love this museum, but haven't been there in a long time....didn't go on my last trip. I remember my grandfather taking me there when I was little.

    I still love dinosaurs, and used to know all their names; still do, most of them.

  6. How do they know that the big one is a female?

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  8. That is a good question Bert. Female and male stegosaurs differed in their respective behaviors during their mating ritual, and, as it turns out, certain sex identifiers were found along with her fossilized skeleton. You can see, along with the discovering paleontologists, what once surrounded her feet, in another display, here.

  9. Fascinating to see! I haven't been to a museum like this in quite a while.


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