Scientists use new technique to weigh stegosaurus specimen

March 4, 2015 4:05 PM

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Scientists use new technique to weigh stegosaurus specimen

The stegosaurus specimen, nicknamed Sophie, boasts 80 percent of its bones -- the most complete and well-preserved skeleton of its kind.

"Because this incredible specimen is so complete, we have been able to create a 3-D digital model of the whole fossil and each of its 360 bones, which we can research in excellent detail without using any of the original bones," Charlotte Brassey, museum scientists, said in a press release.

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