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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stegosaur, stegosaurus, Stegosaur stenopsnoun

    herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon

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  1. stegosaurusnoun

    A stegosaur

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stegosaurusnoun

    a genus of large Jurassic dinosaurs remarkable for a powerful dermal armature of plates and spines

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. ste`gh roof + say^ros a lizard.]

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  1. Stegosaurus

    Stegosaurus is a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur. They lived during the Late Jurassic period, some 155 to 150 million years ago in what is now western North America. In 2006, a specimen of Stegosaurus was announced from Portugal, showing that they were present in Europe as well. Due to its distinctive tail spikes and plates, Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs. At least three species have been identified in the upper Morrison Formation and are known from the remains of about 80 individuals. A large, heavily built, herbivorous quadruped, Stegosaurus had a distinctive and unusual posture, with a heavily rounded back, short forelimbs, head held low to the ground and a stiffened tail held high in the air. Its array of plates and spikes has been the subject of much speculation. The spikes were most likely used for defense, while the plates have also been proposed as a defensive mechanism, as well as having display and thermoregulatory functions. Stegosaurus had a relatively low brain-to-body mass ratio. It had a short neck and small head, meaning it most likely ate low-lying bushes and shrubs. It was the largest of all the stegosaurians and, although roughly bus-sized, it nonetheless shared many anatomical features with the other stegosaurian genera.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stegosaurus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stegosaurus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Paul Barrett:

    Stegosaurus was actually an animal that could get up to 9 metres in length and weigh several tonnes, this is the average size tooth for a Stegosaurus; pretty tiny with a business end, the crown, that's really only a few millimetres across. So using these very tiny feeble teeth to fuel that big body has always been a bit of a mystery.

  2. Paul Barrett:

    Finding one as complete as this, where only the left arm and base of the tail are missing, is exceptional, it's the only stegosaurus in the world that's anywhere near this complete. So it's an amazing find.

  3. Randall Gabrel:

    That's what I believe, i put (the stegosaurus statue) up there because I think it draws attention, and I think the best evidence supports that position. I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is. I'm willing to stand by my beliefs.

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