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A stegosaurus was a gargantuan, herbivorous, herd dinosaur found in Chult.[2]

DescriptionEdit

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,[2][1] which were a yard (one meter) long.[1] They had short legs with hoof-like feet.[2]

BehaviorEdit

A stegosaurus would use the plates on its back to distribute heat from the sun.[2][1]

They walked on four legs but could rear up to reach the leaves on tall trees.[2]

They had very tiny brains and so were not very intelligent.[2][1] They tended to stick together in herds of five to eight animals.[2]

CombatEdit

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.[2]

HistoryEdit

Stegosauruses, like most dinosaurs, originated in Chult.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  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), p. ?. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader (July 2004). Serpent Kingdoms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 66. ISBN 0-7869-3277-5.

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