Stegosaurus was the most well-known member of the stegosaur family.

It was much larger and lacked the shoulder spines of its relatives. It also had a basket of little bony studs protecting its throat.

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: STEG-o-SAWR-us
  • Means: Roofed lizard
  • Size: 30 ft (9 m)
  • Where: North America (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming)
  • When: Late Jurassic
  • Diet: Herbivorous