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096--STEGOSAURUS ARMATUS by Green-Mamba 096--STEGOSAURUS ARMATUS by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 096

STEGOSAURUS ARMATUS
"Armored Roof Lizard"
Marsh, 1877
Length: 9m (30ft)
Weight: 3.1 tonnes (3.4 tons)
Location: Colorado, USA
Era: Kimmeridgian age, upper Jurassic (152 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Thyreophora
Thyreophoroidea
Stegosauria
Stegosauridae
Stegosaurinae

Notes:
Despite being one of the most well known dinosaurs among even the general public and having at least eighty specimens attributed to the genus, the type specimen of Stegosaurus armatus (and hence the type specimen of the entire genus) has never been completely prepared.

Synonyms:
Hypsirophus Cope, 1879
Diracodon Marsh, 1881
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abekowalski Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Nobody really does S. armatus, nice to see it in the line-up.
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Nice to see this specie! I was tired to see all time S. stenops. Also grat colour scheme!
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