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thagomizer

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  •  Language: English
      • Substantive
        •  thagomizer[Edit] : An arrangement of four to ten spikes on the tails of stegosaurids.
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            etymology
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            EnglishCoined by Gary Larson in a 1982 comic strip where a caveman explains that the spikes were named "after the late Thag Simmons". Later used by the paleontologist Ken Carpenter at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting in 1993.
            word classsubstantive
          •  Definition
            LanguageText
            EnglishAn arrangement of four to ten spikes on the tails of stegosaurids.
            FrenchArrangement de quatre à dix épines sur la queue des stégosauridés.
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             Englishthagomisershow ▼
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