Gargoyleosaurus

Gargoyleosaurus

Pronunciation:
gahr-goy-lee-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'gargoyle lizard'
Gargoyleosaurus
armoured dinosaur silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
4.0m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 154-142 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Gargoyleosaurus is known from a skull and partial postcranium, which was found partially articulated (the bones were joined as they would have been when the dinosaur was alive).

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria
Named by:
Carpenter, Miles and Cloward (1998)
Type species:
parkpinorum

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