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Kentrosaurus aethiopicus

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Kentrosaurus aethiopicus

Kentrosaurus (K. aethiopicus `Pointed Lizard´) is a genus of small stegosaurid dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian Age of the Late Jurassic with a herbivorous diet, browsing and with olfactory bulbs; which suggests a highly developed sense of smell.
Its diet is believed to have consisted of ferns, cycads, conifers, and possibly flowers and leaves of flowering plants, and in order to process its food, Kentrosaurus had small, sharp teeth that it used to cut through plants. Also, like many other herbivores, Kentrosaurus had a large number of teeth in its jaws, allowing it to easily replace worn or broken teeth.
Being a stegosaur, Kentrosaurus is believed to have had a specialized digestive system, which allowed it to break down and digest plant cellulose more efficiently. Stegosaurs are also known to swallow stones to help crush and grind their food in their stomachs, a process known as gastrolithism.
It was first discovered in 1909 in the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania by the German paleontologist Edwin Hennig.
Based on the evidence found, it is suggested that they could live in herds and used their body well equipped with pointed defenses to defend themselves from possible predators.
It could measure between 4-5 m in length and weigh about 2000 kg in adult specimens and it is believed that it lived in what is now southern Africa, specifically in the Tendaguru formation of Tanzania. The Tendaguru formation was a coastal area that at the time was covered in forests and rich in plant life, providing a large amount of food for herbivores such as Kentrosaurus. Other dinosaurs are also known to have lived in this area, such as the Giraffatitan sauropod and the Allosaurus theropod.
The Model Pose represents a specimen of Kentrosaurus walking calmly among the herd.

Approximate measurements of the replica:

  • Complete 1:57 Scale
    • Length 77mm
    • Height 30mm
    • Snout-tail length 86 mm

  • Complete 1:35 Scale
    • Length 124mm
    • Height 49mm
    • Snout-tail length 140 mm