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Miragaia longicollum


Illustration by N. Tamura




Name


Miragaia longicollum


Authority
   

Mateus, Maidment and Christiansen, 2009


Meaning of the generic name


Named after Miragaia, the locality where the fossil has been found


Size


Length:


Remains


Anterior part of the skeleton including skull.


Age and Distribution


Sobral Formation, Miragaia Unit (Lourinhã Group) Portugal (Kimmeridgian-Early Tithonian)


Classification


Dinosauria Ornithischia Thyreophora Stegosauria Stegosauridae

  Further Reading

  O. Mateus, S. C. R. Maidment, and N. A. Christiansen. 2009. A new long-necked 'sauropod-mimic' stegosaur and the evolution of the plated dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276:1815-1821.

 Synonyms 

This stegosaur is remarkable by the length of its neck consisting of 17 cervical vertebrae. It is also the most complete skeleton of stegosaur discovered in Europe.



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