†family Stegosauridae Marsh 1880 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Stegosauridae

Synonym: Omosauridae Lydekker 1888

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1880. Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs. Part III. American Journal of Science 19:253-259

Parent taxon: Stegosauria according to O. Mateus et al. 2009

See also Arldt 1909, Bakker 1986, Bakker 1988, Baur 1891, Blows 2001, Carpenter et al. 2001, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Delair 1973, Depéret 1896, Dollo 1884, Dong 1990, Dong et al. 1983, Galton 1985, Galton 1990, Galton 2007, Galton and Coombs 1981, Galton and Upchurch 2004, Gilmore 1914, Hay 1902, Hennig 1915, Huene 1909, Huene 1927, Huene 1934, Huene 1934, Huene 1948, Huene and Matley 1933, Jaekel 1914, Janensch 1914, Joleaud 1922, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1964, Lambe 1905, Lambe 1911, Lambe 1918, Lapparent 1947, Lull 1911, Lull 1924, Lydekker 1888, Maidment et al. 2006, Mansel-Pleydell 1902, Marsh 1880, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Matthew 1915, McIntosh 1981, Nopcsa 1923, Nopcsa 1923, Nopcsa 1928, Nopcsa 1929, Norman 1984, Ostrom 1980, Parsch 1963, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Roxo 1937, Russell 1984, Sauvage 1882, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Thulborn 1975, Tornier 1913, Ulansky 2014, von Zittel 1911, Zhou 1983, Zhou 1986 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Amargastegos, Chialingosaurus, Chialingosaurus kuani, Craterosaurus, Deltapodus, Eoplophysis, Euscelosaurus, Ferganastegos, Garbina, Huayangosauridae, Huayangosaurus, Lexovisaurus durobrivensis, Luluichnus, Monkonosaurus, Nodosauroidea, Omosaurus leedsi, Paranthodon, Psalisauridae, Saldamosaurus, Stegopodus, Stegosaurus sulcatus, Stenopelyxidae, Tuojiangosaurus, Wuerhosaurus ordosensis

Subtaxa: Alcovasaurus Changdusaurus Dacentrurinae Hesperosaurus Huayangosaurinae Jiangjunosaurus Kentrosaurinae Kentrosaurus Lexovisaurus Loricatosaurus Natronasaurus Priodontosaurus Sauraechmodon Scelidosaurinae Siamodracon Stegosaurinae Stegosaurus Wuerhosaurus mongoliensis Yingshanosaurus

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Type: Stegosaurus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (2 collections), Mongolia (1), Spain (2), United States (1: Utah)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Spain (5), Thailand (1)

• Jurassic of China (8), France (6), Germany (1), Portugal (11), Spain (2), Switzerland (1), Tanzania (27), the United Kingdom (4), United States (72: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 144 collections including 153 occurrences

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