Common name: Stegosaurus
Species: Stegosaurus regium
Time: Late Jurassic
Stegosaurus regium has approximately 16 paired rows of plates along its back, flanked by another, smaller pair of 6 plates. This is contrary to the alternating rows of Stegosaurus fossils I've seen in museums. I've encountered Stegosaurus, in varying amounts, almost everywhere on the Island. Not surprisingly, Stegosaurus uses the spines on its tail to defend itself. While not aggressive, Stegosaurus will come to the aid of another nearby Stegosaurus. This implies it to be a herd animal.
Stegosaurus is commonly used as a safe way to transport large quantities of goods. The plates on its back double as a cover against the arrows of attackers. It is capable of knocking back enemies with its large swinging tail, keeping the predator at a distance long enough for the rest of the tribe to provide backup. Its spiked appendage also helps it gather wild berries in large quantities.