Loricatosaurus

Loricatosaurus priscus

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Genus information

Loricatosaurus is a genus of stegosaur that lived during the Middle Jurassic epoch of Europe. Once, the fossils belonged to the genus of Lexovisaurus, but in recent studies, this species has been questioned and fossils were reassigned to several other genera's, like Loricatosaurus. During re-evaluation, the spikes on its shoulders was removed and was eventually believed to be one of the multiple tail spikes. It probably fed on leaves and small branches.

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Distribution:

Epoch:

Stegosauridae

Europe

Middle Jurassic

Species information

The genus of Loricatosaurus contains a singular species: L. priscus. Fossils of this species have been found in the UK and France. It could grow up to 6 meters in length and weighted about 2.000 kg! Its plates were flat and narrow on it back and had multiple rounded spikes on its tail.

Species:

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Distribution:

Epoch:

Loricatosaurus priscus

Nopcsa, 1911

Europe

Middle Jurassic

Length:

Height:

Weight:

6.0 m

1.6 m

2.000 kg

Reference:

Maidment, S. C., Norman, D. B., Barrett, P. M., & Upchurch, P. (2008). Systematics and phylogeny of Stegosauria (Dinosauria: Ornithischia). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 6(4), 367-407.

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