stegosaur


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stegosaur

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Stegosaurus

a quadrupedal herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur of the suborder Stegosauria, a large JURASSIC PERIOD reptile up to 9 m in length. Stegosaurs possessed large neural spines which supported very large, vertical, triangular plates of armour.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Previously, stegosaurs have been found in North America, Asia, and Europe.The species has been named Adratiklit boulahfa, a tribute to Morocco.
The team took many of the newly unearthed stegosaur bones back to the lab for detailed analysis.
Stegosaurs are normally known for their short forelimbs and short necks, and are generally considered to be low browsers.
Parts of the stegosaur's tail vertebrae that we excavated weren't fused as they would be in an adult, so the creature may have been a juvenile, says Susannah Maidment, a paleontologist from the University of Cambridge in England.
(2012): First record of stegosaur dinosaur tracks in the Lower Cretaceous (Berriasian) of Europe (Oncala Group, Soria, Spain).
Main and his colleagues looked at the plate configurations on many different stegosaurs of several species.
The Denver museum contains fossils of a stegosaur for which a tail spike had snapped off near the base.
The dinosaur family tree includes three main branches: theropods, typically two-legged, meat-eating animals; sauropodomorphs, typically the four-legged, long-necked plant eaters; and ornithischians, the "bird-hipped" dinosaurs that included famous groups like the stegosaurs and the horned dinosaurs.
We all rode to work on stegosaurs and my best friends were my neighbors, Betty and Barney Rubble.