Papo - Stegosaurus
Stegosaurus ('roof-lizard') is a genus of herbivorous, four-legged, thyreophorans from the Late Jurassic, characterized by the distinctive kite-shaped upright plates along their backs and spikes on their tails. Fossils of this dinosaur have been found in the western United States and in Portugal, where they are found in Kimmeridgian- to early Tithonian-aged strata, dating to between 155 and 150 million years ago. The quadrupedal Stegosaurus is one of the most easily identifiable dinosaur genera, due to the distinctive double row of kite-shaped plates rising vertically along the rounded back and the two pairs of long spikes extending horizontally near the end of the tail. Although large individuals (YPM 1853) could grow up to 29.9 ft in length and 5.3–8 metric tons in weight, the various species of Stegosaurus were dwarfed by contemporaries, the giant sauropods. Some form of armor appears to have been necessary, as Stegosaurus species coexisted with large predatory theropod dinosaurs, such as Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus. Most of the information known about Stegosaurus comes from the remains of mature animals; more recently, though, juvenile remains of Stegosaurus have been found. One subadult specimen, discovered in 1994 in Wyoming, is 15.1 ft long and 6.6 ft high, and is estimated to have weighed 2.4 metric tons while alive. It is on display in the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.
Measures approximately in inches:
9 L x 2.25 W x 4.5 H.
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The Papo Stegosaurus 55079 is part of the Dinosaur Series by Papo.
This is a hand painted figure.
Made of durable synthetic material.
Product Code:55079 Papo55079 by Papo
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