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What is Stegosauria?

Stegosaur (Nobu Tamura)
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Stegosauria
Pronunciation: STEG-o-SOR-ee-uh
Author: O.C. Marsh
Year: 1877
Meaning: Roof lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Sereno 2005]Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Stegosaurus stenops but not Ankylosaurus magniventris.
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Etymology
Stegosauria is derived from the Greek " stego" (roof, cover), "sauros" (lizard) and "ia" (neuter plural), named for the plates on their backs.
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References
• Marsh OC (1877) "New order of extinct Reptilia (Stegosauria) from the Jurassic of the Rocky Mountains". The American Journal of Science, Series 3, Volume 14, pp 513-514.
• Maidment SCR, Norman DB, Barrett PM and Upchurch P (2008) "Systematics and phylogeny of Stegosauria (Dinosauria: Ornithischia)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 6(4):1815-1821.
• Carpenter K, Miles CA and Cloward K (2001) "New Primitive Stegosaur from the Morrison Formation, Wyoming". In Carpenter K (ed) "The Armored Dinosaurs". Indiana University Press.
• Fastovsky DE, Weishampel DB (2005) "Stegosauria: Hot Plates". Pages 107–130 in Fastovsky DE, Weishampel DB (eds.) "The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs". Cambridge University Press.
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