Stegosaurus

What did the Stegosaurus look like?

The Stegosaurus had triangular plates on its back and spikes on its tail. It had a tiny brain. The Stegosaurus reached up to 30 feet long and weighed up to 10,000 pounds.

How did the Stegosaurus move?

The Stegosaurus walked on four legs. It moved slowly because its back legs were longer than its front legs. It could only reach speeds of 5 miles per hour.

Where did the Stegosaurus live?

The Stegosaurus lived 150 million years ago in the Western United States. Fossils have been found in Colorado and Wyoming. It lived alone in savannas or forests.

What did the Stegosaurus eat?

The Stegosaurus was a herbivore. It ate ferns, mosses, and fruit. It had a beak with no teeth that helped it eat plants.

What was the life cycle of the Stegosaurus?

A female Stegosaurus laid up to 20 eggs. Scientists believe a baby Stegosaurus was the size of a kitten.

Did you know?

  • Stegosaurus was the size of a bus.
  • The brain of a Stegosaurus was the size of a ping-pong ball.
  • Stegosaurus weighed as much as a car.

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