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Stegosaurus

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Item #: Kö-F7010
Manufacturer Kösen, size 43 cm (~16.9"), brown
Awarded with "Spiel gut" (Play Well).

Stegosaurus belongs to the armored dinosaurs in the family of Stegosauridae. With its length of 9 meters and a height of ca. 4 meters it is one of the largest member of this species.
The name means as much as "roof lizard" or "covered lizard", in reference to its bony plates on the back. Those could be up to 60 cm (23.6") long, but their function is not yet clear. Scientists assume that they either just served to protect the spinal column or even for the temperature regulation of the stegosaurus.
Though being that tall, the Stegosaurus was a vegetarian animal. It is thought that they fed themselves with moss, fern, conifers or fruits. They mainly grazed close to the ground, as it must have been hard to raise themselves up with their short front legs. The small sawtoothed theeth could squeeze food and the also small jawbones could only make simple movements, not chewing any food. Science believes that Stegosausrus did swallow stone to help to breakup food in the stomach. Crocodiles do so until today. Another feature of its body was quite remarkable – the brain: It was so mainly because of being as small as a walnut. For some time scientists assumed that the stegosaurus had another, second brain in the vertebrae of its pelvis. This second brain, they thought, steered only its tail, which ended in long bony spikes and was very helpful for the protection agains enemies.

As we all know, dinosaurs became extincted. Nevertheless, they became and still are very famous in almost every children's room again since some years. Children were motivated to read and ask a lot about these animals. They often do know more than we grown-ups do, don't they?
This is what shall happen to our plush stegosaurus as well: becoming a beloved playmate, maybe even a protector or a big friend. Take a deep look into its eyes: Aren't they friendly and affable?

Size: 43 cm (~ 19.9")
Colour: Brown
Filling: Special polyester fibres
Manufacturer: Kösener Spielzeug Manufaktur, Germany
Award: Grade "spiel gut" which means "play well".

The proceeds of this sale will be donated to a children's charity organisation.

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