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meaning: "Named after the location of its discovery"
Named By: Octavio Mateus, Susannah C.R. Maidment & Nicolai A. Christiansen in 2009
Time Period: Late Jurassic, 150 Ma
Location: Portugal - Sobral Formation
Size: Estimated between 5.5 and 6 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull, mainly snout, and partial post cranial remains including cervical (neck) vertebrae, forelimbs, ribs, pelvic elements and neck plates. Further isolated remains have been attributed to the genus
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Thereophora | Stegosauria | Stegosauridae | Dacentrurinae |

Miragaia (named after Miragaia, the parish in Portugal and geologic unit where its remains were found) is a genus of herbivorous stegosaurid dinosaur. Its fossils have been found in Upper Jurassic rocks in Portugal. Miragaia has the longest neck known for any stegosaurian, which included at least seventeen vertebrae.

Read more about Miragaia at Wikipedia
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