A stegosaurus (pronounced: /stɛgˈsɑːrʌssteg-o-SAR-us[4]) was a gargantuan, herbivorous, herd dinosaur found in Chult.[3]


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][1] which were a yard (one meter) long.[1] They had short legs with hoof-like feet.[3]


A stegosaurus would use the plates on its back to distribute heat from the sun.[3][1]

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][1] They tended to stick together in herds of five to eight animals.[3]


If threatened, a stegosaurus would continuously turn away from the threat, keeping its spiked tail toward the potential enemy.[1] 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]


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), pp. 54–55. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 139–140. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader (July 2004). Serpent Kingdoms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 66. ISBN 0-7869-3277-5.
  4. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 28.