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Dinosaur of the Day #65 - Kentrosaurus

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Kentrosaurus

Kentrosaurus is a dinosaur which lived approximately 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic Period. It was first discovered in 1915 by German paleontologist Edwin Hennig in Tendaguru, Tanzania in Africa. It was subsequently named Kentrosaurus later that year—a name which means “spiked lizard.”

Kentrosaurus was a large herbivore that was approximately 17 feet long, from snout to tail and weighed around 2 tons. It had a long and narrow skull that contained a very small brain—about the size of a walnut, and had a beak that didn’t contain any teeth. However, it did have a myriad of cheek teeth which would have allowed it to process all kinds of different plant material. It also had a very well develop olfactory bulb which probably means that its sense of smell was very well developed—since the olfactory bulb is the sense organ for smelling.

This dinosaur was also covered in a lot of armor. It had two rows of bony plates that ran down from its neck to the middle of its back. Where these plates end, spikes take over and these spikes travel from the mid-section of this dinosaur’s back to it tail. An interesting fact about Kentrosaurus is that its back legs were twice as long as its front legs. That allowed it to briefly rear up on its back legs to reach higher vegetation.

Kentrosaurus probably had a pretty varied diet. It most likely ate low lying plants for the majority of its diet. These would have included such plants as seed ferns, horsetails, ferns and club mosses. However, since it could rear up on its back legs, it probably also enjoyed browsing from conifers, gingkos and Cycadeoidea. It probably took a whole lot of this plant material to feed this dinosaur and it most likely had to consume over 300 pounds of food just to survive!

Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Alpha.
Health: 4350.
Damage: 1400.
Speed: 120.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used for: Ankyntrosaurus.

Instant Distraction.
Superiority Strike.
Thagomizer.
Counter Attack (0.5).

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?

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#2

The African replica of the stegosaurus

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#3

I used to use Kentrosaurus alongside the Stegosaurus, and more so once I needed the Stego DNA for Stegocetratops. But those days a re long gone as there are better hybrids.

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#4

He is so rare mine is still level 14 (and i;m a level 15 player).

#5

Agreed. I rarely see it anymore and probably most of what I have has come from incubators.

#6

He is hard to get and level for sure. Don’t have much to add on playing him but playing against him can be challenging.

He is pretty good at slowing you down, and removing your life with his counter attack. Stands up pretty well against the lower HP and faster Dino’s.

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#7

Appropriate for the me posting this entry of DotD as I got some Kentrosaur DNA out of today’s Epic event incubator!

#8

I find this dinosaur really hard to come by, like others.

Still a pretty good dino. When I dropped down to Badlands, I enjoyed using Kentro whenever they popped up in my team roster.

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#9

What do you think is better? Stego or Kent?

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#10

Hm, tough call. Stego does better in some circumstances, but Kent can come in really useful with that instant distraction.

I think I prefer Kent, but only by a little.

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Kentrosaurus, the elusive Stegosaurus. I really like him for a lot of different reasons, his colors, his skill set, his name, there’s alot. I used him during today’s Spinotahsuchus Strike and he did well, granted his only use was to use Instant Distraction but still, his counter attack made winning possible. One thing I don’t understand is, why doesn’t he have armor? Every other Stegosaurus type dinosaur has armor so why not Kentro? Hmmm???

Also, what’d you all get out of today’s Epic Incubator? I pulled some Ankylosaurus so ^ _ ^

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#12

The most annoying thing ever… 1 T Rex DNA. Yep. Just 1. :frowning: