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[From New Latin Ankylosaurus, genus name; see ankylosaurus.]


(ˈæŋkɪləʊˌsɔː) or


(Palaeontology) any of various quadrupedal herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs constituting the suborder Ankylosauria, which were most abundant in upper Cretaceous times and had a very heavily armoured tanklike body
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek ankulos crooked + -saur]


(ˈæŋ kə loʊˌsɔr)

any short-legged, plant-eating dinosaur of the suborder Ankylosauria, of the Cretaceous Period, being armored in thick bony plates.
[1905–10; < New Latin Ankylosauria]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ankylosaur - having the back covered with thick bony platesankylosaur - having the back covered with thick bony plates; thought to have walked with a sprawling gait resembling a lizard's
armored dinosaur - dinosaurs having bony armour
genus Ankylosaurus - armored herbivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous
Edmontonia - heavily armored and highly spiked dinosaur with semi-upright posture
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The powerful tail clubs and bony armor were features common to ankylosaurids, a group of ankylosaurs that were bulky quadrupeds with short limbs and mainly herbivorous.
With larger collections, other dinosaur groups expected from this site might be spinosaurid theropods, hypsilophodontid-like ornithopods, and armour plates of stegosaurs or ankylosaurs.
Of these, six species would have coexisted at any one time, including two types of ankylosaurs (tank-like armoured dinosaurs), two types of hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs), and two types of ceratopsids (horn-faced dinosaurs).
Wounded, the tyrannosaur limps away, and the ankylosaurs are safe.
The story features a counting rhyme, like Ten in the Bed, starring dinosaurs such as pachycephalosaurus, stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus, spinosaurus, archaeopteryx, ankylosaurs, supersaurus, chasmosaurus, saurolophus, and triceratops, who disappear from the fossil record.
The gnashing teeth of various Iguanodons, Ceratops and Ankylosaurs were blunted.
Ankylosaurs were four-legged plant eaters with rows of bony plates covering their backs and skulls.
Titanosaurian sauropods are the best represented dinosaurs in number of specimens, followed by theropods (mostly teeth), ankylosaurs, and ornithopods.
Over the last 14 years, over a dozen species have been found in the area, including the duck-billed hadrosaurs, armored ankylosaurs and the dome-headed pachycephalosaurs.
She explained that between 1900 and 1930 researchers determined that small variations in the skull armour and the tail clubs in some ankylosaurs constituted four individual species of the dinosaurs.
From past finds, paleontologists know that the Vega Island area was home to ankylosaurs and other herbivorous dinosaurs.