Silvisaurus

Silvisaurus

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'forest lizard'

4.0m-long ankylosaurid

Diet: herbivorous

Country: USA

Period: Early Cretaceous, 121-112 million years ago

Silvisaurus is known from a skull and fragmentary postcrania, so reconstructions are mostly guesswork based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Nodosauridae

Named by: Eaton (1960)

Type species: condrayi

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