Stegosaurus stenops

 

Stegosaurus stenops

Locality: Colorado
Formation: Morrison
Dorsal plate height: 2.9 m (9.5 feet)
Length: 9 m (29.5 feet)
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Stegosaurus stenops

This specimen was reproduced by scanning and 3D printing the famous Kessler Stegosaurus exhibited in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Discovered by school teacher and amateur fossil hunter, Frederick Carl Kessler, in 1936 near CaƱon City, Colorado, the specimen was collected by high school students under the supervision of Denver Museum paleontologists. In 1982, not just this species, but this specimen in particular was proclaimed as the official Colorado state dinosaur. The manufacturer of the handheld scanner we use was so impressed with the project results, they posted a story about it in their own blog: Artec 3D