Rare Stegosaurus skeleton to debut at London museum

November 21, 2014 3:15 PM

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Rare Stegosaurus skeleton to debut at London museum

A rare skeleton of a nearly 10-foot-tall, 150-million-year-old Stegosaurus will be unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London next month. The skeleton is the museum's first complete dinosaur to go on display in almost 100 years, and is the only Stegosaurus skeleton in a public collection outside the United States.

The dinosaur (Stegosaurus stenops) was an herbivore that lived about 155 million to 150 million years ago, during the late Jurassic Period. Stegosaurus, known for the two rows of bony plates along its back, primarily lived in western North America.

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