Gargoyleosaurus

Gargoyleosaurus

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'gargoyle lizard'

4.0m-long ankylosaurid

Diet: herbivorous

Country: USA

Period: Late Jurassic, 154-142 million years ago

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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