Famously, the stegosaurids are a bit dim and Kentrosaurus is no exception. But although it can't help you do a crossword puzzle, its small brain is actually quite well developed for processing smells, so Kentrosaurus has one good sense at least.
KENT-ro k plates and spikes
How to say it KENT-row-SORE-us
Meaning of name Spiky l-zard
Family Stegosaundae Period Late Jurassic
Where found Tanzania
Height 2 metres (6. eet
Length 5 metres 06^6Jee )
Weight 450 kilograms pw P
^J'SU Cognation of body plates and spikes
The back legs of the Kentrosaurus are much longer than the front legs. This sounds odd, but it naturally points the head slightly downwards, which can be a great advantage for some plant eaters. Kentrosaurus is a ground feeder, browsing through low-lying vegetation, so a naturally downward-looking posture saves it having to bend down too far to eat.
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