Dinosaurs: The oldest stegosaurs come from East Asia

The stegosaurus Also known to many who deal with dinosaurs only in passing: with the typical double row of bony plates on the back, the skeleton and its reconstructions make an unforgettable appearance. However, from a scientific point of view, the group has not been studied as friends of dinosaurs would like: there are only scattered fossil discoveries, so the relationship and the history of the origin of this group are far from clear. However, the bones of a newly discovered stegosaurus in China are now developing a state of knowledge: a specimen described in the “Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology” belongs to a previously unknown primitive species. Bashanosaurus primitiveus.

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