armored dinosaur

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Related to armored dinosaur: horned dinosaur, ankylosaur
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armored dinosaur - dinosaurs having bony armourarmored dinosaur - dinosaurs having bony armour  
ornithischian, ornithischian dinosaur - herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird
suborder Thyreophora, Thyreophora, thyreophoran - armored dinosaurs: stegosaurs and ankylosaurs
stegosaur, Stegosaur stenops, stegosaurus - herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon
ankylosaur, ankylosaurus - having the back covered with thick bony plates; thought to have walked with a sprawling gait resembling a lizard's
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And the bones of an armored dinosaur called Scelidosaurus were discovered washing out of the cliffs near Charmouth in the 1850s.
The discoveries include an ankylosaur, or club-tailed armored dinosaur up to 30 feet long, a clubless armored dinosaur or nodosaur over 5 feet long -- at least as large as any nodosaur previously known.
Then there's a tarchia skull from this rare armored dinosaur.
Amateur dinosaur tracker Ray Stanford in 1997 discovered the fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling in a creek bed following a large flood.