Stegosaurus armatus Marsh 1877 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Stegosauridae

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1877. A new order of extinct Reptilia (Stegosauria) from the Jurassic of the Rocky Mountains. American Journal of Science and Arts 14:513-514

Belongs to Stegosaurus according to H. Gadow 1901

Sister taxa: Stegosaurus affinis, Stegosaurus armatus, Stegosaurus stenops, Stegosaurus ungulatus, Wuerhosaurus homheni, Hypsirhophus seeleyanus, Stegosaurus discurus

Type specimen: BMNH 46013, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Swindon Brick and Tile Company brick pit, which is in a Kimmeridgian marine claystone in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Stegosaurus armatus in the database

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