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Kentrosaurus



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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 slow-moving herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in Africa during the late Jurassic period, about 156 to 150 million years ago.

It was about 16 feet (4.9 meters) long, and weighed around 2 tons.

Kentrosaurus may have been slow-moving, but it was well protected from predators by its armor. Its back was covered with a double row of triangular bony plates on each side of the backbone. At the rear, the plates were then replaced with pairs of sharp spikes, about 2 feet (60 centimeters) long, that went from the lower back down to the tip of the tail. There was also a pair on extra long spikes on the hips.

Kentrosaurus was one of the Fossils brought back from the 1909-1912 German expedition to East Africa. Edwin Henning, who was one of the paleontologists on this expedition, published the first full description of Kentosaurus in 1915. A nearly complete skeleton of Kentrosaurus once stood in the Humboldt Museum in the University of Berlin, however, unfortunately, this was lost as a result of bombing during World War II.

Although it usually believed that Kentrosaurus died out millions of years ago, there are some cryptozoologists (people who search for rumored or mythical animals whose existence is uncertain) have suggested that "Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu", an animal claimed to be known to villagers in the Northern part of the Republic of Congo, might just be a living Kentrosaurus. However, as yet, there does not seem to be any definitive proof of this. For more information see Living Dinosaurs?


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Kentrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 150 million years ago

Kentrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 150 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Kentrosaurus:
  1. Kentrosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Kentrosaurus" means "pointed lizard".

  3. Kentrosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Kentrosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Kentrosaurus lived between about 156 million years ago and 150 million years ago, during the Jurassic period.

  5. Kentrosaurus lived in Africa.

  6. Kentrosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  7. Kentrosaurus was about 16 feet (4.9 meters) long.

  8. Kentrosaurus weighed about 2 tons.


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Types Of Dinosaurs Europasaurus Kentrosaurus Troodon Deinonychus Triceratops Brachiosaurus Gallimimums Ankylosaurus Pachycephalosaurus Iguanodon ... 120 Pages 6 x 9 inches Kids Journal
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K is for...: Kate the Kentrosaurus (My Dinosaur Alphabet)
By Dee Kyte

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K is for...: Kate the Kentrosaurus (My Dinosaur Alphabet)
 
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The author is a qualified teacher of English as a second language, and writes in a simple format that is easy to read and understand. The book is aimed at children from 2 to 6 years of age, including young ESL readers. It is an interesting way for your children to learn the alphabet and makes learning fun.

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Dinosaures n 12 sur les traces des geants de la prehistoire Diplodocus Kentrosaurus Hypsilophodon
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Stegosaurus and Other Plated Dinosaurs: The Need-to-Know Facts (Dinosaur Fact Dig)
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Dinosaurs like Stegosaurus had stiff plates on their bodies. Some used their plates to heat themselves up or cool themselve off. Others had plates to scare off predators. Bold images, colorful maps, and interesting facts take readers back to a time when these scaly herbivores walked the earth.
Dinosaurs: Classification, Time, Size, Diet & More! (Pocket Manual)
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Dinosaurs is full of the most enormous creatures who ever lived on our planet, and features 45 species of dinosaur, from favourites such as Stegasorus and Triceratops to the unusual Therizinosaurus, and of course the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex. Packed with fascinating facts, stunning illustrations, and all the vital statistics, this is the essential pocket guide.
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Schleich Kentrosaurus
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The Kentrosaurus was a peaceful herbivore, but it was far from defenseless. The sharp spikes on its neck and back were capable of inflicting serious injuries on predators. But most dangerous of all were the long spikes on its tail. If it had to defend itself, It lashed its tail around like a giant Club. All the Schweich figures are lovingly painted with detailed modelling and allow kids to learn while they play.
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According to research from skeletal remains, the Kentrosaurus was a herbivore. The Kentrosaurus were relatives of the Stegosaurus. However, the Kentrosaurus had a body length of about 5 meters and their plates and spines were arranged in pairs on their back and tail. These plates and spikes were likely used to defend themselves against enemies or during courtship.
CollectA Prehistoric Life Kentrosaurus Toy Dinosaur Figure - Authentic Hand Painted & Paleontologist Approved Model
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