stegosaur

noun
stego·​saur | \ ˈste-gə-ˌsȯr How to pronounce stegosaur (audio) \

Definition of stegosaur

: any of a suborder (Stegosauria) of quadrupedal ornithischian herbivorous dinosaurs chiefly of the Jurassic with strongly developed dorsal plates and spikes

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Recent Examples on the Web However, this may not mean that stegosaurs were uncommon in Gondwana. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New Species of Stegosaurus Unearthed in Mountains of Morocco," 22 Aug. 2019 The British news publication reports that the specimen is the first stegosaur to be found in North Africa. Fox News, "New 168-million-year-old stegosaurus species unearthed by scientists," 22 Aug. 2019 In recent years, London’s Natural History Museum has become a hub of stegosaur research. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New Species of Stegosaurus Unearthed in Mountains of Morocco," 22 Aug. 2019 Also included in the find is the first evidence of the existence of stegosaurs in Australia, and some of the largest dinosaur footprints ever discovered, measuring up to 5.5 feet long. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Uncover Giant Dino Tracks in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'," 27 Mar. 2017 Also included in the find is the first evidence of the existence of stegosaurs in Australia, and some of the largest dinosaur footprints ever discovered, measuring up to 5.5 feet long. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Uncover Giant Dino Tracks in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'," 27 Mar. 2017 At the time they were thought to be from a variety of dinosaurs, like stegosaurs and sauropods. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Newfound Marine Fossil May Be From the Largest Creature That Ever Lived," 10 Apr. 2018 The tracks also provide the only known evidence of stegosaurs in Australia, Salisbury notes. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Western Australia," 27 Mar. 2017 The tracks also provide the only known evidence of stegosaurs in Australia, Salisbury notes. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Western Australia," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of stegosaur

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stegosaur

New Latin Stegosauria, from Stegosaurus

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“Stegosaur.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stegosaur. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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