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Temporal range: Upper Jurassic
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Stegosauria
Family: Stegosauridae
Genus: Kentrosaurus

Kentrosaurus was a stegosaurian, whose intelligence was low among the dinosaurs. Kentrosaurus fossils have been found in Tendaguru in Tanzania, Africa.

Life[change | change source]

  • Plant eater.
  • Very small head with a tiny brain and toothless beak.
  • A double row of flat, bony plates halfway along its back, from its neck to midsection.
  • A double row of spikes along its back, from its midsection to the tip of its tail and a pair of shoulder spikes.
  • Walked on four legs, but the back legs were longer than its front legs.

Description[change | change source]

Kentrosaurus was an herbivorous ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaur, belonging to the group Thyreophora and the Stegosauria (four-legged, bulky-bodied dinosaurs with a double row of plates and or spikes, which included Stegosaurus, Tuojiangosaurus and others).