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Stegosaurus Marsh 1877 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Stegosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 38814

Synonyms: Diracodon Marsh 1881 (no. 52992), Hesperosaurus Carpenter et al. 2001 (no. 68158), 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: Dacentrurinae, Huayangosaurinae, Jiangjunosaurus, Kentrosaurus, Lexovisaurus, Loricatosaurus, Priodontosaurus, Sauraechmodon, Scelidosaurinae, Stegosaurinae

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore