Kentrosaurus Pictures

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3D digital render of Kentrosaurus
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Kentrosaurus belonged to a group of dinosaurs known as stegosaurs and is closely related to the more famous Stegosaurus.

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Why would a predator want to mess with this armor?

Kentrosaurus 3D illustration
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The purpose of the plates and spikes is still debated among scientists, with theories suggesting they were used for defense, thermoregulation, or display.

Fossil Kentrosaurus aethiopicus in Museum für Naturkunde Berlin - Sebastian Wallroth - License
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Fossils of Kentrosaurus have been found in Tanzania, Africa, providing valuable insights into the diversity and evolution of dinosaurs on the continent.

Kentrosaurus mount at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
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Kentrosaurus was a medium-sized dinosaur, reaching lengths of about 5 to 6 meters (16 to 20 feet) and weighing around 2 to 2.5 tons.

Kentrosaurus at a waterhole
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It likely had a relatively slow walking pace but could use its strong hind legs for bursts of speed when necessary.

Kentrosaurus showing its impressive tail and armor
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Spikes for days…

A herd of Kentrosaurus herbivorous dinosaurs feed and rest
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Fossil evidence suggests that Kentrosaurus lived in herds, which may have provided protection against predators.

3D rendering of a dinosaur Kentrosaurus isolated on white background
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He who is more spiked wins!

Illustration of an adult and a young Kentrosaurus
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The bony plates and spikes of Kentrosaurus were embedded in its skin and were not attached to the skeleton, giving them flexibility and enabling the dinosaur to move more freely.

Dicraeosaurus and Kentrosaurus walking peacefully next to calamite trees by sunset
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Kentrosaurus is believed to have lived in a semi-arid environment with seasonal rainfall. It likely shared its habitat with other dinosaurs, such as sauropods, ornithopods, and other small herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs.

A 3D Render Kentrosaurus Face
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Kentrosaurus had a small head with a beak-like mouth and hundreds of leaf-shaped teeth for grinding plant material.

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Jerry Young is a self-proclaimed prehistoric animal nerd. He has been fascinated with these ancient creatures for as long as he can remember, and his passion for them continues to this day. With his extensive knowledge and love for prehistoric animals, he is the perfect fit for Gage Beasley Prehistoric.

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