Pronunciation: steg-oh-SORE-us
Meaning: Plate Lizard
Size: 15 feet/4.5 meters long, 3 tons
Image By: Isaac T Valdez

The sharp spikes of the Stegosaurus tail were its best defensive weapon. The extra space in the hip of Stegosaurus was most likely a place for fat storage, similar to the hump of a camel.