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How I found a small, weird-looking horned dinosaur from eastern USA

graeme leggett

A question on small sample size

When faced with only a few pieces, how do palaeontologists rule out the possibility that they've dug up the Robert Wadlow or Warwick Davis of that species?

As opposed to mistaking a juvenile of one species as the adult of new one - where I presume there are some hints in the bone structure.

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