The Kentrosaurus is a smaller Stegosaurus with a length of 5 metres. It had plates and spines arranged in pairs on its back, which probably served to ward off enemies or were used in courtship.
The Kentrosaurus was probably an herbivore. Researchers conclude this from skeletal remains. The Kentrosaurus were relatives of the Stegosaurus. However, the Kentrosaurus had a body length of about 5 metres, were thus much smaller and they carried their plates and spines arranged in pairs on the back and tail. It is believed that these plates and spikes were their defence against enemies or were used during courtship.
The Kentrosaurus was a relative of the Stegosaurus.
- Scientific name: Kentrosaurus
- Conservation status: Extinct