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Stegosaurus skeleton to yield dinosaur's secrets

Scientists have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a stegosaurus skeleton.

Although stegosauruses are one of the most well-known dinosaurs, it is among those scientists know the least about.

There are only six partial skeletons of the creature, which lived around 150 million years ago.

This specimen, nicknamed "Sophie", has been acquired by the Natural History Museum in London.

A UK team has scanned each of its 360 bones into a computer and has digitally reconstructed the animal.

Professor Paul Barrett, who is leading the research, told BBC News more about what they were hoping to find out.

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