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Period of life:
68-66 MYA
Era/period:
Cretaceous
Habitat:
North America
Length:
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Ankylosaurus is the largest armored dinosaur known to science, the size of an adult male African elephant. This lizard was all covered with dense, bone armor, consisting of individual plates, and a menacing mace crowned the pommel of the tail. Ankylosaurus was one of the largest representatives of its kind - it had a length of 6 to 8 meters and weighed from 5 to 8 tons.
This four-legged dinosaur with a wide, strong body had a broad, low skull with two horns pointing backwards from the back of the head, and two horns below them pointing back and down. The front part of the jaws had a beak, behind which were rows of small leaf-shaped teeth. Like other ornithischians, Ankylosaurus was a herbivore. Its broad snout has been adapted to feed on low-growing crops, fibrous and woody plants. Although a number of scientists believe that they could have had a varied diet, including tough leaves and fleshy fruits. The remains of this dinosaur were found in 1906 by an expedition of the American Museum of Natural History in Montana, USA.