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| image      = [[File:Stegosaurus.jpg|250px|A stegosaurus]]
 
| name        = Stegosaurus
 
| name        = Stegosaurus
| image      =
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| type        = Animal
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| traits      = [[Animal]]<br>[[Dinosaur]]
| subtype    =
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| level      = 7
| challenge  = 7
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| alignment  = {{Alignment grid/N}}
| environment = warm plains
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| adjective  =
| alignment  = {{Alignment grid|off|off|off|off|on|off|off|off|off}}
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| imagesof    = stegosauruses
 
| source      = [[Pathfinder Bestiary]]
 
| source      = [[Pathfinder Bestiary]]
| page        = 85
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| page        = 98
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| 1E-type        = [[Animal]]
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| 1E-challenge  = 7
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| 1E-environment = Warm plains
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| 1E-alignment  = {{Alignment grid/N}}
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| 1E-imagesof    = stegosauruses
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| 1E-source      = [[Bestiary]]
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| 1E-page        = 85
 
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The '''Stegosaurus''' is a huge [[dinosaur]], easily identified by the twin rows of sharp plates which run along its back. They gather in herds of up to a dozen creatures.
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The '''stegosaurus''' is a huge [[dinosaur]], easily identified by the twin rows of sharp plates that run along its back.<ref name="PB">{{Cite book/Pathfinder Bestiary|98}}</ref>
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== Appearance ==
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Stegosauruses are quadrupedal [[animal]]s with two rows of diamond-shaped plates running down their backs, short necks, and long tails tipped with four sharp spikes. Adult specimens reach thirty feet in length and twelve in height, measured to the tip of the highest dorsal plate, and between two and three tons in weight.<ref name="PB"/>
  
In combat, it defends itself with its tail. The tail ends in vicious spikes which can cause serious injury, and it can also be used to trip up the unwary.
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== Ecology and behavior ==
  
A typical specimen is 30 feet long, stands 14 feet at the shoulder, and is 5,000 pounds in weight.<ref>{{Cite book/Bestiary|85}}</ref>
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Stegosauruses are herbivores, and typically inhabit grasslands rich in food. When attacked, they interpose their dorsal plates between their bodies and attackers, attempt to trample smaller foes, and use their spiked tails against larger targets.<ref name="PB"/>
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Stegosauruses are more even-tempered than similarly-sized herbivorous animals such as the [[ankylosaurus]], and are sometimes tamed and trained as pets or guard animals.<ref name="PB"/>
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== References ==
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{{Refs}}
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== External links ==
  
==External Links==
 
 
* [[Wikipedia:Stegosaurus]] (extinct real-world animal)
 
* [[Wikipedia:Stegosaurus]] (extinct real-world animal)
  
==References==
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{{Dinosaur species|dinosaurs}}
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[[Category:Dinosaur]]
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[[Category:Neutral creatures]]
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[[Category:Animals]]
 
[[Category:Animals]]
[[Category:Warm plains creatures]]
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[[Category:Warm plain creatures]]
 
[[Category:CR 7 creatures]]
 
[[Category:CR 7 creatures]]
[[Category:Neutral creatures]]
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[[Category:Common creatures]]
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[[Category:Animal creatures]]
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[[Category:Dinosaur creatures]]
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[[Category:Level 7 creatures]]

Latest revision as of 07:28, 16 December 2020

Stegosaurus
A stegosaurus
(Creature)

Traits Animal
Dinosaur
Level 7
Alignment

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 98

Type Animal
CR 7
Environment Warm plains
Alignment

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 85

The stegosaurus is a huge dinosaur, easily identified by the twin rows of sharp plates that run along its back.[1]

Appearance

Stegosauruses are quadrupedal animals with two rows of diamond-shaped plates running down their backs, short necks, and long tails tipped with four sharp spikes. Adult specimens reach thirty feet in length and twelve in height, measured to the tip of the highest dorsal plate, and between two and three tons in weight.[1]

Ecology and behavior

Stegosauruses are herbivores, and typically inhabit grasslands rich in food. When attacked, they interpose their dorsal plates between their bodies and attackers, attempt to trample smaller foes, and use their spiked tails against larger targets.[1]

Stegosauruses are more even-tempered than similarly-sized herbivorous animals such as the ankylosaurus, and are sometimes tamed and trained as pets or guard animals.[1]

References

External links