Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Thagomizer

A million years ago, the great cartoonist Gary Larson produced this cartoon:


That cartoon was so successful in the rarified world of morphological descriptions of paleontological specimens, that this happened:


Lucas Machias said...

Larson was right.

PBurns said...

From above link "The wound found in the allosaur fits well with what would result from a stegosaur striking under and upwards with its spiked tail. Fossil's of contemporaneous stegosaurs appear to have had unusually flexible and agile tails."