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Stegosaurus Marsh 1877 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Stegosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 38814

Synonyms: Diracodon Marsh 1881 (no. 52992), Hypsirhophus Cope 1878 (no. 54208), Hypsirophus Cope 1878 (no. 53199), Hysirophus Cope 1878 (no. 105579), Wuerhosaurus Dong 1973 (no. 38815)

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

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

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

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

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Type: Stegosaurus stenops

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore