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Fact File: Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus Dinosaur walking to the right, with wonderful plates along its back.Name: Stegosaurus

Meaning: Covered Lizard

How to say it: STEG-oh-SAW-rus

Where found: North America

Length: 9 metres

Height: 7 metres

Weight: 7 tonnes

How it walked: Walked on all four legs

Teeth: Toothless beak at front, small and weak cheek teeth

Type of feeder: Herbivore (plant eater)

Food: Ferns, conifers and cycads

Period: Late Jurassic

When it lived: 146-160 million years ago

Type of hip: Bird- hipped

Other info: Armoured dinosaur with a double row of plates running down either side of the backbone

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