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Omosaurus hastiger Owen 1877 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56506

Alternative combinations: Dacentrurus hastiger, Stegosaurus hastiger

Full reference: R. Owen. 1877. Monographs on the fossil Reptilia of the Mesozoic formations. Part III. (Omosaurus). 31:95-97

Belongs to Thyreophora according to S. C. R. Maidment et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Andhrasaurus, Ankylosauria, Apraedentalia, Bienosaurus, Bienosaurus lufengensis, Emausaurus, Lusitanosaurus, Lusitanosaurus liasicus, Regnosaurus, Scelidosauria, Scelidosauridae, Scelidosaurus, Scelidosaurus arizonensis, Scutellosaurus, Sinopeltosaurus, Stegosauria, Stegosauromorpha, Tatisaurus, Taveirosaurus, Thyreophoroidea

Type specimen: BMNH 46321, an osteoderm (pair of dermal spines). Its type locality is Great Western Railway cutting, Wootton Bassett (BMNH), which is in a Kimmeridgian marine claystone in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore