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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the suborder Stegosauria — herbivorous dinosaurs distinguished by the plates on their backs.


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From Ancient Greek  (stego, "plate, roof)")+  (sauros, "lizard")


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  • And there's been more from the latest Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, papers on the "rauisuchian" archosaur Batrachotomus kupferzellensis; the ontogeny of Stegosaurus; ontogenetic and taxonomic implications of pattern and transition of surficial bone texture of the centrosaurine frill; and Adeopapposaurus, a new prosauropod dinosaur from Argentina.

    "Fill the night with stories. The legend grows." greygirlbeast 2009

  • Long-necked, herbivorous cousins of raptors with Freddy Krueger claws, crocodile-snouted predators with sails on their backs and horned dinosaurs with extravagant arrays of spikes jutting out of their heads—among others—have drastically expanded the image of dinosaurs beyond old-time favorites like Allosaurus and Stegosaurus.

    That's Not a Dinosaur! Brian Switek 2011

  • The line "Also available: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor" has me interested!

    New 'TS3' character: Trixie Mike 2010

  • He caught the swinging tail of the Stegosaurus just as the teeth of the Tyrannosaur snapped the wind beside his neck.

    Dinosaur Ghost: Chapter 3 2010

  • And there's Henry Lim who does lots of interesting things with Legos, including this Stegosaurus.

    Extreme Lego 2008

  • As reptilian ghost blood flooded the room, The Monkey Man Monster leaped onto the back of the Stegosaurus and dispatched it with several punches to its peanut-sized brain.

    Dinosaur Ghost: Chapter 3 2010

  • Another wall fell away and in walked the ghosts of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Stegosaurus.

    Dinosaur Ghost: Chapter 3 2010

  • I love the dinosaurs Stegosaurus with quizzical expression

    Making Light: Boomdeyada boomdeyada boomdeyada boomdeyada 2010

  • The Stegosaurus began to swing its tail like a medieval knight warming up his mace.

    Dinosaur Ghost: Chapter 3 2010

  • Stegosaurus does not seem to be a big fan of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. daniel maris

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting... 2009


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