Doggy’s Daily Dino Fact: Stegosaurs
Hey Dino’s! What’s going on? Well this dino fact is about Stegosaurs, how they come in all shapes and sizes 🙂 Now note that this may be my last dino fact. My last dino fact about “REX” not “T-REX” the other half of the post was about “T-REX”.
Q: What dinosaur group was the Stegosaur part of? -Sathvik
A: Another great question! Usually when we talk about groups (ceratopsians, sauropods, theropods, etc) we are referring to the Infraorder (after which comes family, genus and species). I think what you are referring to the is the genus Stegosaurus. Stegosaurus belongs to the stegosauria infraorder. Stegosaurus wasn’t the only one with plates (called osteoderms) along his back, there were many different kinds of stegosauria genera!
Stegosaurians were common throughout the Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods and found across most of the world although most commonly found in the Northern Hemisphere (North America and China). They came in all sizes but all had osteoderms. You may remember froman earlier post that they also had the smallest brains of all the dinosaurs!