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For the mob found in Un'Goro Crater, see Stegodon (mob).


Stegodons are large primitive dinosaurs native to Terror Run in Un'Goro Crater. They come in a variety of names, colors, and abilities, and all of them are elite.

Known stegodons

As a hunter pet

Main article: Scalehide

Stegodons are tamable by hunters as part of the Scalehide family, along with mushan, kodos and thunder lizards.


  • Stegodons are based on the Stegosaurus, a well-known genus of dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic period that possessed distinctive, upright back plates and a tail tipped with spikes.
  • "Stegodon" is also the name of an extinct genus of proboscids.
  • The name is also similar to "Stegadon", a fictional type of large dinosaur used as beasts of war by the Lizardmen in Warhammer Fantasy Battle. The direhorns are physically similar to the Stegadon.

In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

Several stegodons appear in the Journey to Un'Goro expansion for Hearthstone. Hearthstone's stegodons are characterised as being very noble, proud and protective of their young, making them a perfect fit for paladin.[1]

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Stegodons are short-tempered, aggressive, but herbivorous dinosaurs. This massive reptilian creature heaves itself along on four legs the size of tree trunks. A stunted tail sticks out behind it and dark green spikes cover its body. An enormous tusk extends from its blunt snout. Easily irritated, they attack trespassers on sight, but rarely venture from their territories. They consume vast quantities of plant matter and grow angry when logging, mining, and other such activities disturb their food sources. A stegadon begins combat charging, and impaling its attacker. Vicious opponents, these dinosaurs gore and trample to debilitate enemies as swiftly as possible. Stegadons are stubborn creatures and often fight to the death.[2]


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Some fans believe that the stegodon is the ancestor to the kodo, lightning Lizard, thunder lizard, salamander and storm wyrm.

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