from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several herbivorous dinosaurs of the suborder Stegosauria of the Jurassic to the Cretaceous periods, having a double row of upright bony plates along the back, long hind legs, a short neck, and a relatively small head.
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- n. Any of several extinct herbivorous dinosaurs, of the suborder Stegosauria, having two rows of bony plates along the back
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- n. herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon
Otherwise, we have more of the lumbering and vaguely stegosaur-like "stegodons" seen elsewhere in Azeroth and a bizarre mutation of basilisk that they're calling "Diemetradon" (clearly loosely inspired by the Permian-aged Dimetrodon, which, you'll note, isn't a dinosaur, but, rather, a pelycosaurian synapsid).
If the Stegopodus pedal specimen we propose to shift the emphasis from the manus to the pes in the revised diagnosis of this ichnotaxon and similar ichnites are proper stegosaur footprints, Deltapodus must have been left by another thyreophoran trackmaker.
Thus, problems with stegosaur tracks possibly stem from the expectation of their quadrupedality.
Massive but short stegosaur forelimbs suggest primarily bipedal locomotion, and quadrupedal defense posture.
Note that the boxed stegosaur at far right is a blatant rip-off of this model.
They're probably just ornaments to allow one stegosaur to recognize another of its own species, says UC Berkeley's Kevin Padian.
She had traveled to Sudan to touch the backbone of a fossilized stegosaur, and wrote of her frustration when she divined nothing from it.
From the opening chapter, where the only way a palaeontologist can be recruited to the project is to be presented with the chilled head of a stegosaur, Swanwick drags you into an ever widening spiral of discovery, realtionships and temporal paradox that swings from the deep past to the deep future.
Has the charm of watching man and stegosaur in perfect harmony been lost as the story slips out of Gurney's hands?
The plated stegosaur was discovered just over 150 years ago in the Bushmans River area in the Eastern Cape by Dr WG Atherstone and
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