Length: up to 8 m
Diet: Herbivorous (plant eater)
Period: Upper Jurassic
Time Span: 155 - 144 Million Years Ago
Round out your dinosaur collection with a replica of the Dorsal Plate of Stegosaurus from CollectA. Instantly recognizable from the double row of armored plates on its back and its spiked tail, the Stegosaurus lived about 155 - 150 million years ago. Learn more about this fascinating dinosaur as you examine this fossil replica and read the dinosaur facts included in the box.
Round out your dinosaur collection with a replica of the Dorsal Plate of Stegosaurus from CollectA. Instantly recognizable from the double row of armored plates on its back and its spiked tail, the Stegosaurus lived about 155 - 144 million years ago. Learn more about this fascinating dinosaur as you examine this fossil replica and read the dinosaur facts included in the box. Each figure in our Prehistoric Life Collection has been approved by archeologist Anthony Beeson, a well-respected expert in paleoimagery. Intended for collectors and children age 3 and over. All CollectA models are individually hand crafted to the highest standards and made with the finest and safest phthalate-free, lead-free materials.
Stegosaurus is a dinosaur that lived around 155 million years ago—during the Jurassic Period—in the Western portion of North America and parts of Europe. It was an herbivorous quadruped known for its rounded back and its double row of back plates that end with a a double pair of spikes on this dinosaur’s tail. This dinosaur was first discovered in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh during the Great Dinosaur Rush—also known as the Bone Wars. Because this dinosaur had armored plates that seemed shingled, it was given the name Stegosaurus, which means “roofed lizard”.
An interesting fact to note is that of all of the dinosaurs, Stegosaurus had one of the smallest brains. Although the actual anatomy of this dinosaur’s brain is currently unknown, it is known that it only weighed approximately 3 ounces—which is extraordinarily small for a creature that weighed over 5 tons. As such, it is believed that this dinosaur was very simple and slow moving.
- Stegosaurus had the brain of a Walnut
- Scientists call the Stegosaurus’s spiked tail a thagomizer
- It swallowed rocks to aid in digesting plant matter
- Stegosaurus means “roofed lizard”
- This dinosaur’s bite was weaker than a human’s bite
Suitable for ages 6 plus.
Display Box Dimensions:
16.0 cm (6.3 inches) long x 9.9 cm (3.9 inches) wide
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