VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #14
Stegosaurus dinosaur facts VR 360 video education
This is another episode of the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia in which we visit the corners of the Jurassic world. Today we will tell you about dinosaur called Stegosaurus. What interesting features did this dinosaur have? To find out more, we invite you to read the article and watch our 360 video.
Stegosaurus was an herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic Period. The first fossils of this dinosaur were found in 1877 in Morrison, Colorado. Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh were responsible for finding the remains. Another Stegosaurus remains were found a year later in 1878. During the years 1877/1897 further discoveries of the skeletons of this dinosaur were made in the areas surrounding the first find. In 2007 a spine and leg bones belonging to Stegosaurus were found in Portugal.
The structure of Stegosaurus is also a curiosity. This dinosaur was a relatively large dinosaur, with various lengths among its species. This dinosaur usually reached a length of around 6.5 meters. There were also specimens of this dinosaur which length could be up to 9 meters. At its maximum length, this dinosaur could weigh from 5.3 to even 7 metric tons.
Stegosaurus was clad with spine-like plates located in front of the spines and on the tail. It is speculated that this dinosaur had armor for protection against predatory theropods such as Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus. This dinosaur had a distinctive posture as it had a strong rounded back and short front paws. The dinosaur’s head was low to the ground and its tail was raised high in the air.
Stegosaurus was a herbivorous dinosaur. It is believed to have eaten mosses, ferns, horsetails, cicadas, and conifers or fruit. Because of its small number of teeth, the dinosaur swallowed stones ( gastroliths ) that moved inside its stomach to help break down plants which in turn allowed it to digest plants. Because of its long hind limbs, it is thought that Stegosaurus could lift itself up on two legs to reach higher tree branches as high as 6 meters.
This is just some of the information you can find in our Stegosaurus video. If you want to get more interesting facts, be sure to watch the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #14 video posted on the website and continue our VR 360 video education about dinosaurs.