stegosaur


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steg·o·saur

 (stĕg′ə-sôr′)
[From New Latin Stegosaurus, genus name; see stegosaurus.]

stegosaur

(ˈstɛɡəˌsɔː) ,

stegosaurus

or

stegosaurian

n
(Palaeontology) any quadrupedal herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur of the suborder Stegosauria, esp any of the genus Stegosaurus, of Jurassic and early Cretaceous times, having an armour of bony plates
[C19: from Greek stegos roof + -saur]

steg•o•saur

(ˈstɛg əˌsɔr)

n.
any plant-eating dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous family Stegosauridae, having bony plates along the back.
[1900–05; < New Latin Stegosaurus (1877), genus name < Greek stégo(s) roof + saûros -saur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stegosaur - herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weaponstegosaur - herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon
armored dinosaur - dinosaurs having bony armour
genus Stegosaurus - quadrupedal armored herbivore of the Jurassic and Cretaceous
Translations
stégosaure
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Remains of a stegosaur, a dinosaur made famous through the Jurassic Park films, were studied by a team from the Natural History Museum and belong to a new genus which walked the earth around 168 million years ago.
Rabat Paleontologists from the UK's National History Museum, in collaboration with their Moroccan counterparts, have discovered a new species of stegosaurian dinosaur.Not only is it the oldest definite stegosaur ever found, estimated to be 168 million years old, but it is also the first stegosaur to be found in North Africa.
Old warhorse out to grass.' 'Oh, Mr Patterson,' crooned Lynne, 'you couldn't be called old.' Issie watched the stegosaur leer.
Today, at the Visitor Center you can see a complete Allosaur skeletal reconstruction and a Stegosaur wall mount.
As they get older they become darker green or bronze, and mature trees take on a jurassic appearance with two rows of leaves on the branches, similar to the Stegosaur''s back.
They dug into the hillside and uncovered a few tail vertebrae and fragments of a tail spike of a stegosaur. The next day, they unearthed more tail vertebrae and some leg bones.
The real action, however, is in the mountains that rise to the west, ragged as the back of a stegosaur. We drive along Gibson Reservoir Road--a route bordered by brown-eyed Susans and the Sun River--past huge, upended slabs that look as if giants had a rock fight.
What do you get when you cross a stegosaur with a bug?
Its partial skeleton includes the only known skull remains from any European stegosaur that had a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon.
However, a few participants roaming the hills about 150 m away have found some fragments of bone, tracked them back to their hillside source, and dug out what appear to be a few tail vertebrae and fragments of a spike from a stegosaur.
The University Of Glasgow holds the most complete Carboniferous (330 million years old) shark in the world, whose remains were found in Bearsden, while Staffin Museum on the Isle of Skye holds the world's oldest stegosaur fossil, said to be 175 million years old.