Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Isle of Delight

Another amazing relic was discovered recently by a Mr S. M. Clabby. The packet is from the Isle of Wight, the UK's dinosaur hot spot. These gargantuan choc-chip biscuits are stegosaur-shaped and so huge that only two are present in each large yellow packet. The nature of both the biscuits and the locality of the discovery point to one individual genus being the consumer: the ankylosaurian Polacanthus. Polacanthus is one of the only armoured dinosaurs known in the area. This has profound evolutionary implications because the later armoured dinosaurs such as Euoplocephalus ate choc-chip cookies, very similar to these biscuits in many respects, allbeit of more derived simple round variety.

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