The tail is made of vertebrae with thick muscle attachments on each one above and below, showing that the tail was thick, was able to be controlled, and was probably used for keeping balance. The ened of the tail has four spikes on it, which look like they could we waved at an attacker like a whip.
These spikes are called the thagomizer, which is really the best name for anything ever.
At the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh Stegosaurus is kept in the children's bit upstairs, and it is a fantastic place to put it, because you can get up close to it and get a really good look. Great idea, National Museums of Scotland !
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