Were there two forms of Stegosaurus?

Robert P Cameron, John A Cameron, Steve Barnett

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We recognise that Stegosaurus exhibited exterior chirality and could, therefore, have assumed either of two distinct, mirror-image forms. Our preliminary investigations suggest that both existed. Stegosaurus's exterior chirality raises new questions such as the validity of well-known exhibits whilst offering new insights into long-standing questions such as the function of the plates. We inform our discussions throughout with examples of modern-day animals that exhibit exterior chirality.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberarXiv:1508.03729
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • stegosaurus
  • chirality
  • paleontology


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