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Stegosaurus means “Roofed lizard”. Stegosaurus was discovered by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1877 in Colorado, though remains have been found throughout northwestern America. Stegosaurus is one of the most iconic dinosaurs due to its unique appearance. It lived during the Late Jurassic period from 155 to 150 million years ago.
InGen’s Stegosaurus was 12 meters (40 ft) long and 5.8 meters (19 ft) at the top of its plates. It weighed 7 tons, though InGen’s Stegosaurus is bigger than the actual animal. Stegosaurus was a herbivore. Stegosaurus’ plates are thought to have been used for display with its tail spikes being used for defense against predators. At least two Stegosaurs lived on Isla Aventura with a big age difference between them. One was an adult, and the other one was a small juvenile.
The Stegosaurus was the third animal on the tour Isla Aventura. A baby and an adult were sighted during the rafts’ tour of the park. The adult seemed to be a bit agitated about the guests though the raft passed through without a problem.
It is unknown what happened to the Stegosaurs after the breakout, though it can be assumed that they were put down.