Ankylosaurus

Ankylosaurus

Pronunciation:
an-KIE-loh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'stiff lizard'
Ankylosaurus
armoured dinosaur silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
7.0m
Weight:
4000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
grinding teeth with a horny beak at the front
Food:
plant material
How it moved:
on 4 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 74-67 million years ago
Found in:
Canada, USA

One of the largest armoured dinosaurus, Ankylosaurus had a wide, heavily armoured skull and a large tail club. It had a large gut space for digesting plant material.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae
Named by:
Brown (1908)
Type species:
magniventris
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