Although it was an herbivore, the Stegosaurus had a fierce and dangerous appearance to other dinosaurs. The Stegosaurus was highly recognizable with the broad, pointed plates that ran along its spine as well as its spike-tipped tail. Scientists believe that the plates adorning its back were primarily used for display and their spiked tail used to defend against its predators. This Stegosaurus figurine has all the same qualities as the real creature that once used to graze on this planet—but it is made out of high-quality plastic so it is safe for children! The figurine comes with a booklet with more information about the Stegosaurus so playtime is both enjoyable and educational!