There is speculation that this creature may well be a surviving species of the plant-eating dinosaur called the Stegosaurus. Believed to have been extinct for 150 million years, the Stegosaurus was a large, herbivorous quadruped from the Late Jurassic period.
Contrary to witness descriptions of the muhuru, Stegosaurus was not heavily armored, and had a thagomizer at the end of its tail, rather than a bony club. However both are features found in ankylosaurs, another group of armored dinosaurs.
Another postulate is that in the 150 million years since the youngest Stegosaurus fossils were found, this subspecies might have developed new features, like a clubbed tail or lighter armour.
- Mbielu-Mbielu, creature with similar description.