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Stegosaurus Facts

Name Means
"Roofed Lizard "
Type
Large plant-eating dinosaur
Lived When
Late Jurassic (154 to 144 million years ago)
Length
Up to 30 feet (average is 20-23 feet)
Weight
Up to 2 tons
Weapons
Strong tail with two pair of pointed spikes.
Diet
Soft vegetation
Habitat
U.S. Midwest (Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah)

Interesting Stegosaurus
Facts

Stegosaurus didn't have the biggest brain (about 1 inch long!) but it did have some mighty spikes on its tail!

Stegosaurs' bony plates along its back may have helped keep its temperature right. The plates may have had blood vessels which could absorb heat from the sun.

Stegosaurus had no teeth in the front, just a beak. On the sides of his jaws, he had tiny "cheek" teeth, very weak.

 

See More Dinosaurs, More Dinosaur Facts on the Kids Dig Dinos Site:

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Deinonychus Dilophosaurus Dimorphodon
Diplocaulus Dromaeosaurus Elasmosaurus
Giganotosaurus Hesperonis Ichthyosaurus
Kronosaurus Liopleurodon Nothosaurus
Ornithomimus Oviraptor Ornitholestes
Plesiosaur Pliosaur Protoceratops
Quetzacoatlus Saltopus Pterodactyl
Stegosaurus T-Rex Spinosaurus
Trilobite Troodon Triceratops
Utahraptor Velociraptor Yangchuanosaurus


Stegosaurus: this one is Spike from the Land Before Time series!

Stegosaurus had thick legs like an elephant,
which held up his weight, but didn't allow him to run very fast.
Good thing he had those secret weapons on his tail!

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