Stegosaurus

About Stegosaurus

One of the most famous of all the dinosaurs, Stegosaurus lived around 150 million years ago. Because of its tiny head and brain, many consider Stegosaurus and other plated dinosaurs to have been the least intelligent of all the dinosaurs. Stegosaurus was the largest of the Stegosauridae, or plated dinosaurs. It was just a little larger than a modern day elephant, and had a line of bony plates running down its backs. These plates were hollow and soft. For this reason, they were probably not used as protection. If not for protection, then why did Stegosaurus have plates? Scientists believe that the hollow plates were used to help the animal regulate or control its temperature. Blood could flow into the bony plates, and either cool down or heat up. This is one way that such a large cold-blooded animal could survive. The end of Stegosaurus' tail had four long sharp spikes that were no doubt used to protect itself against large meat-eaters.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Stegosaurus
How do I pronounce Stegosaurus?
Steg-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Stegosaurus mean?
Roofed Reptile
How long was Stegosaurus?
29.50 feet 9.00 meters
How heavy was Stegosaurus?
6000.00 pounds 3000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Stegosaurus assigned to?
Stegosauridae
What did Stegosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Stegosaurus live?
150,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Stegosaurus live?
Late Jurassic
Where did Stegosaurus live?
Colorado, North America
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Stegosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Stegosaurus Map

Stegosaurus's size

0 kg
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