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Stegosaurus
  • Name Meaning: “Roofed Lizard”
  • Habitat: North America
  • Length: 30 ft8.5m
  • Weight: 5 tons5,000 kg
  • Stance: Quadruped
  • Diet: Ferns and cycads
  • Age: Late Jurassic, 155-150 million years ago

Stegosaurus is one of the most elaborately-ornamented dinosaurs. This Jurassic herbivore is decked with 17 broad bony plates from its neck down its back, with the tip of its tail bearing four long spikes. When threatened, Stegosaurus will turn its head back to look over its shoulder, to better aim the swing of its dangerous tail.

Fossil imagery courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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Did you know?


Prior to their rebirth at Jurassic World, a popular misconception was that Stegosaurus had a second brain in its rump!


Size Chart

Tyrannosaurus rex 40′ long × 16′ tall12m long × 5m tall Apatosaurus 75′ long × 15′ tall23m long × 5m tall Suchomimus 35′ long × 14′ tall11m long × 4m tall Triceratops 30′ long × 10′ tall9m long × 3m tall Edmontosaurus 35′ long × 10′ tall11m long × 3m tall Gallimimus 26′ long × 9′ tall8m long × 3m tall Stegosaurus 30′ long × 9′ tall9m long × 3m tall Parasaurolophus 40′ long × 9′ tall12m long × 3m tall Baryonyx 30′ long × 8′ tall9m long × 3m tall Metriacanthosaurus 26′ long × 6′ tall8m long × 2m tall Ankylosaurus 30′ long × 6′ tall10m long × 2m tall Velociraptor 15′ long × 6′ tall5m long × 2m tall Pachycephalosaurus 16′ long × 6′ tall5m long × 2m tall Microceratus 2.5′ long × 1′ tall1m long × 0.3m tall Mosasaurus 60′ long 18m long Pteranodon 18′ long6m long Dimorphodon 8′ long3m long Tyrannosaurus rex 40′ long × 16′ tall12m long × 5m tall Apatosaurus 75′ long × 15′ tall23m long × 5m tall Suchomimus 35′ long × 14′ tall11m long × 4m tall Triceratops 30′ long × 10′ tall9m long × 3m tall Edmontosaurus 35′ long × 10′ tall11m long × 3m tall Gallimimus 26′ long × 9′ tall8m long × 3m tall Stegosaurus 30′ long × 9′ tall9m long × 3m tall Parasaurolophus 40′ long × 9′ tall12m long × 3m tall Baryonyx 30′ long × 8′ tall9m long × 3m tall Metriacanthosaurus 26′ long × 6′ tall8m long × 2m tall Ankylosaurus 30′ long × 6′ tall10m long × 2m tall Velociraptor 15′ long × 6′ tall5m long × 2m tall Pachycephalosaurus 16′ long × 6′ tall5m long × 2m tall Microceratus 2.5′ long × 1′ tall1m long × 0.3m tall Mosasaurus 60′ long 18m long Pteranodon 18′ long6m long Dimorphodon 8′ long3m long
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