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.
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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.
Other features of the bones suggest that they represent Hesperosaurus--an exciting possibility, she notes, because only four other fossils of this stegosaur species have been discovered, all of which are in private collections.
Being easily recognizable would have been a plus for a small-brained dinosaur: At least six different types of stegosaurs with various arrangements of plates and spikes roamed what is now Montana about 150 million years ago.
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.
If you ever wondered what giant stegosaurs would look like if it sang and played guitar, Shine A Light is the film for you.
Within seconds, a dozen or more "dinosaur" eggs "hatch" into brightly colored baby stegosaurs and triceratops.