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Loricatosaurus
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Name Loricatosaurus
Order Stegosauridae
Period Mid Jurrasic
Location England and France
Diet Plants

Loricatosaurus is a genus of stegosaurid dinosaur from Callovian-age (Middle Jurassic) rocks of England and France. It is known from remains previously assigned to Lexovisaurus; however, upon review of the material, Susannah Maidment and colleagues determined that Lexovisaurus was based upon nondiagnostic remains, and coined a new genus for the other specimens. The species name, priscus, comes from the oldest name associated with diagnostic specimens,Baron Franz Nopcsa's "Stegosaurus" priscus of 1911. It is known from two partial skeletons. Contrary to previous reports (as Lexovisaurus), a shoulder spine is not present in the known material; the possible spine is more likely from the tail.

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