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The Stegosaurus (Steg-oh-soar-uhs) (roofed lizard) is a large Stegosaurid dinosaur with plates on its back.
The Stegosaurus is light green, with darker green stripes running along it's back. The plates are orange, with a dark grey around the edges. The beak is also orange. The toes and thagomizers (tail spikes) are white.
- Stegosaurus is the state fossil of Colorado.
- There's a error in Stegosaurus' description, Stegosaurus is a Stegosaurid, not a Ankylosaurid. It is a "common" mistake because of how similar these two kinds of dinosaurs act, but a stegosaurid most likely had spikes instead of armor plates found more commonly on Ankylosaurids.
The classic Stegosaurus is dark green, with orange plates and white toes, beak, and thagamizers. This skin is quite blocky, and was the reason most people didn't buy Stegosaurus.
- Classic Stegosaurus typically spawned in groups as a common NPC; however, due to the AI animation update, they no longer do.
The Maceball Stegosaurus is a grey and black limited dinosaur skin with black spikes and a mace ball on the tip of its tail. The plates on its back strongly resemble the plates that the Hothead Megavore has on its back.
It is one of the most valuable skins in the game, as not many people bought the Maceball Stegosaurus when it was on sale. You can give a Psychoceratops, a Giant Albino Baryonyx, along with this, to get a Megavore.
The Snowflake Stegosaurus is a limited dinosaur skin which was obtainable from a randomly spawning gift in the winter map during a Christmas event.
Its plates are replaced by large, light blue snowflakes, and the tip of its tail is replaced by 4 decorated Christmas Trees. Its body is white with ripple-like patterns, resembling a snow drift. It leaves a floating trail of snowflakes that resembles the ones on its back.
The Stegosaurus Plush is an olive-green stegosaurus with orange plates. It came out at the same time as the other plushies and is only obtainable in the trading map through the plush egg or trading. Like all other plushies it "bleeds" stuffing instead of blood.
- This skin is part of the Plush Egg Collection.
- This skin has a 13.333% random chance of hatching.
The Disco Stegosaurus is a skin for the Stegosaurus that was released as part of the Art Event in May of 2017.
The plates on its back are bright, neon colors, and the tip of its tail is a bright white ball, resembling a disco ball. The head is purple, and the Disco Stegosaurus is wearing sunglasses and a large afro like wig. The Disco Stegosaurus has a large gold chain wrapping around the center of its body. Using it's AOE attack, the Disco Stegosaurus jumps on its back and spins around, damaging everything in its radius. In it's idle animation it moves it's legs and once in a while turns backward. Despite coming in first place during the Art Contest, it is the least used and least valuable Art Skin in the game right now.
In Real Life
Stegosaurus was a large stegosaur native to North American reigons in the Morrison Formation during the Late Jurassic 150 MYA. Known species include Stegosaurus stenops and Stegosaurus grandis. Its most fearsome predators were Allosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Torvosaurus, and Saurophaganax. To defend itself, it had large thagomizers at the end of its tail.
It possessed tall scutes on it's back which are believed to serve in mating displays or threat displays. It had a long neck, perfect for grazing and eating leafs from small trees and bushes. It used 2 pairs of long, spikes named thagomizers as a defence against predators.
The chance of it possesing feathers is pretty small due to the amount of armor and scales it had.
It is the heaviest stegosaurid, although some Decentrurus could grow longer.
Mass: up to 5 tons