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Kentrosaurus Dinosaur

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Name Means sharp point lizard
Size 17 feet (5.2 meters) long
Period Late Jurassic Period 155 million years ago
Fossilsite Tanzania
Diet Herbivore (plant-eating) dinosaur

Kentrosaurus had large spikes along its back and tail. These spikes were not attacked to its bones. Because of this, no one can be certain where these spikes were located on it body. Like other stegosaurians, it is believed that Kentrosaurus used this spikes for self defense against predators. Its skull had large nasal passages suggesting it had good sense of smell.

Kentrosaurus Dinosaur
Image courtesy of Sergey Krasovskiy