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A stegosaurus (pronounced: /stɛgˈsɑːrʌssteg-o-SAR-us[6]), sometimes called a bloodspike behemoth,[2] was a gargantuan, herbivorous, herd dinosaur found in Chult.[3]

Description[]

These dinosaurs were immense and had many defenses to protect them from their many predators. Along their spine from head to tail were a set of alternating bone plates. Their tails ended with a collection of sharp spikes,[3][4] which were a yard (one meter) long.[4] They had short legs with hoof-like feet.[3]

Behavior[]

A stegosaurus would use the plates on its back to distribute heat from the sun.[3][4]

They walked on four legs but could rear up to reach the leaves on tall trees.[3]

They had very tiny brains and so were not very intelligent.[3][4] They tended to stick together in herds of five to eight animals.[3]

Combat[]

If threatened, a stegosaurus would continuously turn away from the threat, keeping its spiked tail toward the potential enemy.[4] If attacked, a stegosaurus would kick with its forelegs, much like a horse, or it would thrash out with its spiked tail. A stegosaurus was particularly dangerous if charging, and it could easily trample smaller creatures underfoot.[3]

History[]

Stegosauruses, like most dinosaurs, originated in Chult.[3]

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Appearances[]

Novels
The Ring of Winter
Video Games
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

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