Stegosaurus is one of the more famous names in dinosaur history and makes the favorite dinosaur list for millions of dinosaur lovers world wide. Most commonly recognized for the incredible and beautiful plates on it’s back, this Jurassic period herbivore was a formidable opponent to any meat eater willing to take it on. With a maximum land speed of around 5 miles per hour, this Stegosaurid had no choice but to stand it’s ground and use it’s bony armored plates to defend itself from predators. Let’s take a look at the numbers shall we?
The Numbers On Stegosaurus!
The approximated length of Stegosaurus is around 26 to 30 feet long.
The median of these two numbers is 28 feet.
28 feet is equal to:
The length of three RAM missiles.
The length of two and a half black rhinos.
Four feet longer than a fully grown bull African elephant.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of the diameter of 403 nickels.
Estimates of Stegosaurus’ weight fall at around 3.4 short tons or 6,800 pounds.
6,800 lbs is equal to:
Two times the weight of the average NASCAR race car.
The same weight as 100 fully grown English bulldogs.
The weight of 1,360 five pound bags of sugar.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 5,440,000 average goose feathers.
Current estimates put the height of Stegosaurus at around 14 feet tall in total and around 9 feet tall at the hips.
14 feet is equal to:
The standing height of the largest Kodiac bear known to date.
The height of two Bactrian camels.
Three feet taller than a fully grown African bull elephant.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 2,753 pennies stacked on top of each other.
It must have taken some real guts for a carnivore to tackle this armored herbivore, Stegosaurus was no easy prey!