Mongolostegus

Mongolostegus exspectabilis

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Genus information

Mongolostegus is a genus of stegosaur that lived during the Lower Cretaceous epoch of Mongolia. The fossil evidence is scarce, with only a few vertebrae and some pelvic fossils available. Nevertheless, it is thought that it could grow up to 2.3 meters at the shoulders and reach a length of 7 meters.

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Epoch:

Stegosauridae

Asia

Lower Cretaceous

Species information

The genus of Mongolostegus consists of a single species: M. expextabilis. Alifanov already named the stegosaur in 2005 and 2012. In 2016, Wuerhosaurus mongoliensis, which is now a synonym of M. expectabilis, was found to be invalid and eventually named by Tumanova and Alifanov in 2018.

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Epoch:

Mongolostegus exspectabilis

Tumanova & Alifanov, 2018

Asia

Lower Cretaceous

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Weight:

7.0 m

2.3 m

3.000 kg

Reference:

Tumanova, T. A., & Alifanov, V. R. (2018). First record of stegosaur (Ornithischia, Dinosauria) from the Aptian–Albian of Mongolia. Paleontological Journal, 52(14), 1771-1779.

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