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Ankylosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

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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.

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Pronounced
an-KIE-loh-sore-us
Meaning of name
stiff lizard
Length
  7m
Height
  2.5m
Weight
4000kg - 7000kg
Teeth
gringing teeth with a horny beak at the front
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 4 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(74 - 67 million years ago)
Found in
Canada, USA

Taxonomic details

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