Stegosaurus (roof lizard), was a stegosaurid dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period, in western North America. Discovered by Othniel Charles Marsh during his feud with Edward Drinker Cope (known commonly as the Bone Wars), this dinosaur was discovered in 1877 during the beginning of the Bone Wars and has since then received international attention as one of the most popular dinosaurs known. It’s most famous feature aside from it’s dorsal plates are the four spikes on it’s tail, which are thought to be used for defense.
In Jurassic Park: Trespasser, these herbivorous dinosaurs appear three times on the island. Although it behaves generally docile, at times sniffing at Anne, like the Triceratops, can become a dangerous animal when provoked. Although it’s main defense would be it’s tail, strangely, it attacks with its beak.
On the island, unlike their movie counterparts, this herbivore has a sort-of greenish-gray body, with a white underbelly. The plates are a light brown, with a rugged orange center with a black center inside that.
In all three encounters, the animal is faced with predators. The first time Anne encounters a Stegosaurus, not too far away will be two Tribe A Velociraptors. The most common action for the player to do is to lure the Raptors’ to the Stegosaurus, and escape while they are attacking the herbivore.
The second time, the Stegosaurus will be near the large buildings outside the rim of the Southern Docks, and nearby will be a female Tyrannosaurus. Most of the time, the Tyrannosaurus will first be lured to the herbivore by Anne, then attack the Stegosaurus and most often kill it, giving Anne the chance to escape. Although a majority of the time the Tyrannosaurus will kill the Stegosaurus, as unpredictable as the AI of Trespasser can be, the Stegosaurus may sometimes kill the Tyrannosaur.
The third and final time, circling around the Stegosaurus will be two Tribe B Velociraptors, and nearby will be two more Tribe B Velociraptors, along with the new Tribe C Velociraptors.