from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Stegosauria, or having their characters.
- n. A dinosaur of the order Stegosauria.
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The supposed stegosaurian track Deltapodus Whyte & Romano, 1994 (Middle Jurassic of England) is sauropod-like, elongate and plantigrade, but many blunt-toed, digitigrade, large ornithopod-like footprints (including pedal print cast associated with the manus of Stegopodus Lockley & Hunt, 1998) from the Upper Jurassic of Utah, better fit the stegosaurian foot pattern.
Then the soaring, stegosaurian ridges of the Brooks Range gave way to softer hills nodding with Arctic poppy, which ebbed into recumbent plains of sedge and grass that fell away to the earth's curved edge.
Parts of faces appeared, wings or a sundial sprouted from ancient torsos, or an oval stone set in silver became "Dinosaur Sperm," the silver frame extending out to form a flagellate tail trimmed with stegosaurian ridges.