ANKYLOSAURUS

(an-KY-lo-SORE-us)

This was one of the earlier dinosaurs I was pronouncing it how I thought it looked, and realized I was teaching my kid incorrect pronounciations! We were pronouncing it ‘ANKLEE-o-SORE-us’.

An armoured dinosaur from found in Western North America from the end of the Late Cretaceous period; one of the last non-avian dinosaurs.

Name means:
Fused Lizard

Bones are fused together for strength in the skull, neck, and body

Diet
Herbivore
Time Period
Very end of the Cretaceous

Size & Weight
Length:
20.5 feet / 6.25 meters
(one and a half small cars)

Weight:
6 tonnes / 13000 pounds
(three rhinoceroses )

Discovered In
North America
Western United States

Head
Armoured and wide flat skull with 4 horns pointing out from the rear
Jaw

A beak in the front followed by rows of leaf shaped teeth

Armour
Covered in bony plates (osteoderms) and armoured half rings protecting the back of the neck
Limbs
Forelimbs a little shorter than hindlimbs and supported most of its weight
Tail Club
Made of two large osteoderms with rows of smaller osteoderms down the centre
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Clade Dinosauria
Order Ornithischia
Family Ankylosauridae
Subfamily Ankylosaurinae
Tribe Ankylosaurini
Genus ANKYLOSAURUS

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