Genuine fossil of a vertebra belonging to a Stegosaurus - one of the most iconic dinosaurs, which existed during the Jurassic period. This fossil was discovered in the Kimmeridgian beds of Weymouth, Dorset, UK. This vertebra exhibits a concave shape on either side, surrounded by a thick rim of bulging protrusions. It measures 100 mm in diameter and is 40 mm in depth, weighing 419 grams. The protrusions on side of the disc are likely connected to the Stegosaurus' iconic back plates, two rows of which were present on each animal, running down the entire length of its back and part of its tail, before ending in 4 deadly bony spikes used as defensive weapon to deter predators of the time, such as Allosaurus. This piece is ideal for a serious fossil collector; the rarity of such a piece adds to its appeal in a collection. It comes provided in a white card tray with an information label.