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Ankylosaurus was an armored dinosaur that ate plants ("herbivore). It lived at the end of the Cretaceous period, between about 74 and 65 million years ago.

You can recognize Ankylosaurus by its body, which was close to the ground and protected by plates. It had a short neck and a relatively small head, but it had quite a long tail, and the tail was equipped with a club which it could use to defend itself. An adult Ankylosaurus could be sized up to 33 feet (10 meters) in length, and probably weighed around 4 tons.


Ankylosaurus skull:
Ankylosaurus Skull
Ankylosaurus was name by Barnum Brown in 1908. Its name, means "stiffened lizard".

To discover more about Ankylosaurus please select from:
  • Armor
    Ankylosaurus was protected by bony armor in its skin (osteoderms) and a club in its tail.

  • Classification
    How do scientists classify Ankylosaurus?

  • Diet
    What did Ankylosaurus eat? How do we know?

  • Discovery
    How Ankylosaurus was discovered and named.

  • Habitat
    Where did Ankylosaurus live? What was its habitat like?

  • Facts
    Some key facts about Ankylosaurus.

  • Fossils
    What Ankylosaurus fossils have been found? Where were they discovered?

  • Name
    How did Ankylosaurus get its name? What does its name mean?

  • Pictures
    Pictures of Ankylosaurus.

  • Size
    How big was Ankylosaurus?

  • Timeline
    Ankylosaurus history and timeline.

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