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Stegosaurus (‘Roof lizard’)


Stegosaurus (‘Roof lizard’)
Herbivore, Late Jurassic period, 150 MYA, Found in: Europe and Eastern North America, Lived in: Forests and vegetated plains. Brain power Stegosaurus was not a very smart dinosaur – it had a brain no larger than a dog’s. Slow and steady Its short, stumpy legs meant that Stegosaurus could barely walk faster than a human being. Bony plates Stegosaurus had 17 plates along its back. Hefty giant Stegosaurus weighed about 5,000kg – that’s about half as much as a double-decker bus. Tail spikes The spike at the end of a Stegosaurus’s tail was called a thagomiser. Dino skill Stegosaurus had sharp 60-90cm-long tail spikes that it could swing at an attacker to defend itself. Stegosaurus Killer rating: 1/5, Speed: 1/5, Defence: 3/5.


Stegosaurus (‘Roof lizard’)  Herbivore, Late Jurassic period, 150 MYA, Found in: Europe and Eastern North America, Lived in: Forests and vegetated plains. Brain power Stegosaurus was not a very smart dinosaur – it had a brain no larger than a dog’s. Slow and steady Its short, stumpy legs meant that Stegosaurus could barely walk faster than a human being. Bony plates Stegosaurus had 17 plates along its back. Hefty giant Stegosaurus weighed about 5,000kg – that’s about half as much as a double-decker bus. Tail spikes The spike at the end of a Stegosaurus’s tail was called a thagomiser. Dino skill Stegosaurus had sharp 60-90cm-long tail spikes that it could swing at an attacker to defend itself. Stegosaurus Killer rating: 1/5, Speed: 1/5, Defence: 3/5.