Euoplocephalus

Euoplocephalus

Pronunciation:
you-OH-plo-kef-ah-luss
Name meaning:
'well-armoured head'
Euoplocephalus
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Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
7.0m
Weight:
2000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
horny beak and chewing teeth
Food:
plant material
How it moved:
on 4 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-70 million years ago
Found in:
Canada, USA

Euoplocephalus had bony spikes and armour plating on its back, and a bony tail club used for defence.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae
Type species:
tutus
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