Selected readings

Butler, R. J., Upchurch, P. and Norman, D. B. 2008. The phylogeny of the ornithischian dinosaurs. Journal of Systematic Paleontology, 6, 1-40.

Norman, D. B., Witmer, L. M. and Weishampel, D. B. 2004. Basal Ornithischia. In Weishampel, D. B. and Dodson, P. (eds.), The Dinosauria, 2nd edn. University of California Press, Berkeley, pp. 325-334.

Sereno, P. C. 1986. Phylogeny of the bird-hipped dinosaurs (Order Ornithischia). National Geographical Research, 2, 234-256.

Thyreophorans: the armor-bearers

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Chapter objectives

■ Introduce Thyreophora, particularly its two large constituent groups, Stegosauria and Ankylosauria

■ Develop familiarity with current thinking about the lifestyles and behaviors of thyreophorans

■ Develop an understanding of thyreophoran evolution using cladograms, and an understanding ofthe place of

Thyreophora within Dinosauria

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