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Gargoyleosaurus

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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).

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Pronounced
gahr-goy-lee-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
gargoyle lizard
Length
  4m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(154 - 142 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

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