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A Stegosaurus in King Kong (1933)
Species Stegosaurian dinosaur
Height 2.75 meters,
14 feetKK33[1]
Length 9 meters
Weight 3.4 tons,
10 tonsKK33[1]
First appearance Latest appearance
The Lost World The King Kong Show

Stegosaurus is a famous genus of extinct large herbivorous dinosaurs that lived during the Late Jurassic Period. A Stegosaurus appears in the 1933 film King Kong, as well as various other Kong media, and photos and models of stegosaurs appear in the Godzilla franchise.


The Lost World

Multiple Stegosauruses are seen fleeing from the erupting volcano and at least some are shown to have survived.

King Kong (1933)

The Venture crew encounter a Stegosaurus in King Kong (1933)

While the crew of the Venture pursued King Kong through the jungles of Skull Island, they came upon a foraging Stegosaurus, which charged at them when it noticed their presence. Before it could draw too close, Carl Denham incapacitated it with a gas bomb. The creature fell over from the impact of the explosion and writhed on the ground for a bit before Denham approached and shot the beast in the head.

The King Kong Show

A Stegosaurus in The King Kong Show

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Stegosauruses are famously armed with a tail with several spikes called thagomizers.


King Kong (1932 novelization)

While grazing in the jungles, a Stegosaurus was happened upon by a group of sailors from the Wanderer, who were tracking Kong in hopes of rescuing Ann Darrow. Fearful of what the beast might do, they incapacitated it with gas bombs before Carl Denham shot it twice through the heart and once in the head, and left its carcass behind as the party continued their search.

Kong Reborn

At some point after the death of Kong, a Stegosaurus was found by a Meat-Eater while drinking at a popular watering hole. Unfazed, the Stegosaurus warded the beast off by threatening it with its spiked tail.

In the year 2009, the Stegosauruses continued their lives on Skull Island. They came in contact often enough with the island's Giant Gaur for it to become routine for herds to part at a watering hole to allow a Stegosaurus to drink before filling their chaotic ranks back in around it.



King Kong (1933)


King Kong (1933)

Godzilla (1954)

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah


King Kong (1933)



  • Godzilla's signature dorsal fins were inspired by the dorsal plates of Stegosaurus.

External links


This is a list of references for Stegosaurus. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bill of Fare for 'King Kong' Monsters". King Kong pressbook. RKO Radio Pictures. 1933. p. 4.


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