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Stegosaurus

Stegosauridae is a family of thyreophoran dinosaurs comprising all stegosaurs more closely related to Stegosaurus than to Huayangosaurus.

Facts

Their fossil range's extent into the late Early Cretaceous exceeds that of other stegosaurs, such as huayangosaurids, which had died out by the end of the Late Jurassic.

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They are characterized by rows of osteoderms along the top of their neck, trunk and tail which graded with varying abruptness from the anterior plates to the caudal spines at a point posterior to the dorsal vertebrae.

These may have had a number of functions: display and/or thermoregulation for the broad flat osteoderms, defense for the spikes.

A reptile named Dravidosaurus was considered to be a stegosaur, but it was later proven to be a sea reptile instead.

In Walking With... series

Walking with Dinosaurs

Time of the Titans

Stegosaurus appears several times during this episode. Most importantly, it drives off a pair of allosaurs after they killed one sauropodlet, but it has also killed another in confusion.

Ballad of Big Al

Al comes across a mating pair of stegosaurs and is driven away by them.

Walking with Monsters

Clash of Titans

Stegosaurus (and other dinosaurs from Time of the Titans) appeared at the end of this episode.

Two Stegosaurus grazing. (Clash of Titans)

Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside Their World

Kentrosaurus, (a relative of Stegosaurus), is one of the dinosaurs featured in this app.

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