PaleoDB taxon number: 52941
Synonyms: Diracodon laticeps Marsh 1881 (no. 52993), Stegosaurus duplex Marsh 1887 (no. 56495)
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 International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 2013
- Stegosaurus armatus: 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.
- Diracodon laticeps: YPM 1885. Its type locality is Quarry 13, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian crevasse splay sandstone/claystone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
- Stegosaurus duplex: YPM 1858. Its type locality is Quarry 11, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian wet floodplain mudstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore