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A male stegosaurus in a swamp
Basic Information
Real Creature Real Creature

Stegosaurus stenops

Nature Nature

Neutral unless angry

Health Points Health Points

Adult: 66 66hearts

Infant: 12 (12hearts)

Attack Damage Attack Damage

9 (9hearts)

Hunger Points Hunger Points

175 175hunger

Breaks Blocks Breaks Blocks



Grid Raw Dinosaur Herbivore Meat Raw Meat

Grid Stegosaurus Skull Skull

Grid Leg Bone Leg bone

Grid Arm Bone Arm bone

Grid Herbivore Foot Foot

Grid Ribcage (Bone) Ribcage

Grid Vertebrae Vertebrae

Grid Stegosaurus Thagomizer Thagomizer

First appearances


8.0.4 UPDATE

Stegosaurus ('steg-owe-sawr-us', meaning "Roof Lizard") are large armored diurnal (meaning active during the day) ornithischian dinosaurs that were included in the original Fossils and Archeology mod. They are herbivorous, and the only stegosaurids in the mod so far. They are approximately 2.9 blocks tall at the back (3.5 at the plates) and 8.5 blocks long, and males are yellow and have red plates. Newborns are 0.2 blocks tall, and are fully grown in 12 minecraft days. They can be given essence of chicken to grow faster, at the cost of hunger.

Stegosaurus, like almost all other mobs, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means. Having a low mood means it may attack or avoid you, having a high mood will make it passive. Right-click it with a DinoPedia to see what its mood is at.

A fossil version of the stegosaurus can be created by right-clicking a bio-fossil on the ground, which will create a random skeleton of a prehistoric creature with a small chance of it being a stegosaurus.

Like most other mobs in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world and must be created by the player through the culture vat. As they are dinosaurs, they hatch from large eggs that need to be warmed by torches or any light source.


Stegosaurus are fast-moving territorial dinosaurs that will break blocks weaker than iron. They will defend themselves when attacked by turning around and hitting the provoker will the thagomizers on their tail much like ankylosaurus, which may toss them into the air and cause additional fall damage. They are also herd animals, and will come to each others defense when one is attacked. Their predators are tyrannosaurus, which is a fight it usually will not win, and sarcosuchus, which it has a chance against unless they are in water where the sarcosuchus can perform its death roll. When they are hungry, they will seek out plants to eat. They also can ride minecarts.

They will interact with scratching posts, tethered logs and chase toy balls, bringing up their mood significantly. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and will sleep at night.

Adult Stegosaurus can breed every five minutes as adults if there is a male and female present. The breeding probability is handled by how many individuals are nearby.


Stegosaurus are able to be tamed in the same way as most other prehistoric creatures. The player simply needs to stay in a 6 block radius of the egg, and the hatchling will be tamed. If the player misses this opportunity, the player must feed the stegosaurus until it is tamed. Alternatively, the player can forcibly tame it with a whip. It can be ordered with a stick, and cannot be ridden due to the large plates on its back.


Stegosaurus are herbivores and will eat flowers, leaves, grass, and ancient ferns. They can also be hand-fed seeds, wheat, bread, apples, sugar, sugarcane, cookies, melon, and cake, and will eat from feeders that have plants in them.


Stegosaurus Idle 1
Stegosaurus living1
Stegosaurus Idle 2
Stegosaurus living2
Stegosaurus Idle 3
Stegosaurus living3
Stegosaurus Hurt
Stegosaurus hurt
Stegosaurus Death
Stegosaurus death



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Carnivores appear in red. Herbivores appear in green. Omnivores appear in light blue. Piscivores appear in dark blue. Enemies/misc appear in brown. Defense Points means the creature can break blocks. Fire Ball means the creature is an apex predator/boss.
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