Kentrosaurus

Kentrosaurus

Pronunciation:
ken-TROH-sore-us
Name meaning:
'spiky lizard'
Kentrosaurus
armoured dinosaur silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
5.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 155-150 million years ago
Found in:
Tanzania

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Stegosauria, Stegosauridae, Stegosaurinae
Named by:
Hennig (1915)
Type species:
aethiopicus

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