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StegosaurusInfobox
Creature information
Scientific name : Stegosaurus stenops
Time period : Late Jurassic
Primary diet : Herbivore
In the documentary
WDRA Stegosaurs

Two Stegosaurus mating

Stegosaurus is a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur. They lived during the Late Jurassic period 150 million years ago in what is now western North America. In 2006, a specimen of Stegosaurus was announced from Portugal, showing that they were present in Europe as well. Due to its distinctive tail spikes and plates, Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs.  Stegosaurusgrew up to 9 meters (30 ft) in length. Some form of armor appears to have been necessary, as Stegosaurus species coexisted with large predatory theropod dinosaurs, such as Allosaurusand Ceratosaurus

In When Dinosaurs Roamed AmericaEdit

In the late Jurassic segment, Stegosaurus is first seen digging for water like a modern elephant but fails. Later, a male Stegosaurus meets a female and tries to show off. Then a Ceratosaurus comes out of nowhere but the male's tail spikes hurts the predator. He tries to mate with the female but she rejects him. Eventually, the female decides that he is a healthy individual and the two mate.

Trivia Edit

  • Stegosaurus's tail spikes are now called a thagomizer.
    Stego tail spikes

    The Stegosaurus tail spikes

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