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Dinosaur Sighting: Stars and Stripes Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus is one of the most immediately recognizable of all dinosaurs (it is hard to miss something with a tiny head, a back decked with bony plates, and a tail tipped in spikes), and this sculpture makes it even harder to ignore. Decked out in a top hat and stars and stripes, this piece of art...

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A patriotic Stegosaurus at Dinosaur Ridge.

Stegosaurus is one of the most immediately recognizable of all dinosaurs (it is hard to miss something with a tiny head, a back decked with bony plates, and a tail tipped in spikes), and this sculpture makes it even harder to ignore. Decked out in a top hat and stars and stripes, this piece of art celebrates Stegosaurus as one of America's most famous dinosaurs. It was one of many similarly decorated dinosaurs at Morrison, Colorado's Dinosaur Ridge, and was caught on film by paleo blogger ReBecca Hunt-Foster (or Dinochick to her fans).

Have you stumbled across a dinosaur in an unexpected place? If you have, and have a photo of the encounter, send it to us via dinosaursightings@gmail.com!
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Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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