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KENTROSAURUS [piclink.gif]

(Prickly or pointed reptile) [stegbkg.bmp]
Stegosauria.
ERA: Late Jurassic ( Kimmeridgian 154.1 - 150.7 Ma ).
SIZE: Length 2.5 - 5 m (8 - 16 ft). Weight 450 Kg (1000 lb).
LOCATION: Africa.
FOSSILS: 2 composite mounted skeletons, braincase s, sacra , femora , isolated elements.
COMMENTS: Kentrosaurus had a spiky tail, pairs of short triangular plates on its neck and shoulders, and long spikes on its back and tail. It may have given rise to later stegosaurids. It was first discovered in 1909.
SPECIES LIST:
K. aethiopicus Hennig, 1915 (type) , senior synonym of Kentrurosaurus and Doryphorosaurus.
K. longispinus Gilmore, 1914/Olshevsky, 1993 includes Stegosaurus longispinus and S. altispinus. This may be a new genus .
K. durobrivensis Hulke, 1887/Martill, 1988 is included with Lexovisaurus durobrivensis.

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