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In the Late Jurassic, Tendaguru was a lagoon or estuary. Rivers flowed into it, carrying the corpses of animals to a mass grave. Sediments fossilized them, and it is these deposits of red sandstone that have yielded Africa's finest examples of dinosaurs.

Fourteen bony plates on its back

Elongated, heavy neck made up one-third of Barosaurus's length

Fourteen bony plates on its back

Protective plates of bone in pairs along the neck and upper back

KENTROSAURUS SKELETON

The skeleton of Kentrosaurus reveals its framework. It had two rows of bony plates on each side of its backbone, protecting its neck, shoulders, and the front part of its back. From its lower back and tail grew seven pairs of sharp spines.

Elongated, heavy neck made up one-third of Barosaurus's length

Protective plates of bone in pairs along the neck and upper back

KENTROSAURUS SKELETON

A stegosaur—the family of plant-eating dinosaurs whose bodies were protected by spines and plates of bone—Kentrosaurus had a small head with a brain that was no bigger than a walnut.

A stegosaur—the family of plant-eating dinosaurs whose bodies were protected by spines and plates of bone—Kentrosaurus had a small head with a brain that was no bigger than a walnut.

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