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Species Profile - Kentrosaurus

Species Profile - Kentrosaurus

This dinosaur, the Kentrosaurus, is a herbivore that seems relatively harmless. Which on these islands, means only kinda dangerous.

Kentrosaurus is a genus of stegosaurid dinosaur that originated from Late Jurassic Africa. Perhaps the smallest species of stegosaur, Kentrosaurus is unlocked by the Hammond Foundation upon completion of the Entertainment Division mission on Isla Pena.


The base genome of Kentrosaurus is a dark brown color with a creamy underbelly and striped spikes and plates.


Kentrosaurus was first discovered between 1909 to 1911 by a German expedition to Tanzania, then called German East Africa. Around 70 fragmented skeletons were found together, showing these dinosaurs moved in herds. After Stegosaurus, Kentrosaurus is the second most well-known stegosaur in popular culture, though Kentrosaurus seems to be more closely related to Asian and European stegosaurs such as Chungkingosaurus, Dacentrurus, and Lexovisaurus, with plates in straight pairs and with an extra pair of spikes on its shoulders.


Kentrosaurus lived in the Late Jurassic Tendaguru Formation with its ecosystem primarily consisting of three types of environment: shallow, lagoon-like marine environments, tidal flats and low coastal environments, and vegetated inland environments.

The Tendaguru formation in Tanzania is very similar to the Morrison Formation in North America, with inhabiting sauropods such as Dicraeosaurus and possibly Ceratosaurus.



  • Kentrosaurus was the fifteenth dinosaur to receive a Species Profile, on 27 April 2018.
  • Kentrosaurus appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
  • Previous database image of Kentrosaurus showed an unused pattern and skin texture similar to that of the Steppe pattern. This was changed with Update 1.10.


Further reading

External links

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