ankylosaur

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an·ky·lo·saur

 (ăng′kə-lō-sôr′)
[From New Latin Ankylosaurus, genus name; see ankylosaurus.]

ankylosaur

(ˈæŋkɪləʊˌsɔː) or

ankylosaurus

n
(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]

an•ky•lo•saur

(ˈæŋ kə loʊˌsɔr)

n.
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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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.
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.
rex was probably faster than the animals it chased, such as ankylosaurs and duckbills.
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.