ANKYLOSAURUS (Ankylosaurus magniventris)
Name's meaning: "Fused, stiff, or bent Lizard"
A full grown Ankylosaurus measured about 25-35 feet long, 6 feet wide and 4-5 feet tall. It weighed between 3-4 tons (weight estimates vary greatly for dinosaurs).
It was covered with a thick armor (oval shaped plates that were ingrained into it's skin). The armor covered the head, neck, back, tail and even it's eyes. Only it's belly was unprotected by it's armor. It had spikes around its body, and long horns that came out from the back of the head. It's tail looked like a giant club and could be used to attack other dinosaurs.
Ankylosaurus had four short legs. The back legs were larger than the front legs.
Young Earth Age:
Alive sometime in the last 6000 years.
Old Earth Age:
According to old earth scientists, Ankylosaurus lived in the late Cretaceous Period, about 70-65 million years ago.
It was a herbivore (plant eating dinosaur).
Ankylosaurus fossils have been found in the western USA (Montana, Wyoming) and Canada (Alberta).
Ankylosaurus dinosaur facts by George Manty.
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