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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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Paleontologists from Canada's Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) discovered the remains of a new species of dinosaur in the Judith River Formation of northern Montana, an ankylosaur that resembles the fictional monster Zuul from the 1984 movie, "Ghostbusters.
A young ankylosaur awakes in the forest and begins to feed.
From the group of armored dinosaurs come the thyreophorans: fossilized bones of an Ankylosaur and a cast of Stegosaurus.
He has even had a dinosaur named for him, Crichton's ankylosaur.
In 2002, a newly discovered dinosaur from the jurassic period, an ankylosaur, was named in his honour - Crichtonsaurus bohlini.
Roaring animatronic moving models of dinosaur favourites such as T-Rex, Triceratops, Dilophosaurus and Ankylosaur come alive in a series of scenes.
The dinosaur - a small, armoured plant-eating creature from the early Jurassic Period 180 million years ago - will now be known as Crichton's Ankylosaur.
Eema and Baylene have a good friend in Url, a little ankylosaur, rather like a pet dog.
He thinks the club of one kind of ankylosaur looked like a head to its enemies.
Victoria Arbour visited dinosaur fossil collections from Alberta to the UK, examining skull armour and comparing those head details with other features of the fossilized ankylosaur, a family of squat, armour plated, plant eaters, remains.
Highlights include life-size models of an Albedosaurus, a Lambeosaurus, and a sea cow, fleshed out on one side and skeletonized on the other; a Megalodon shark (the most accurate depiction ever created of this creature, which is the world's largest known predator); an Ankylosaur, based on fossil evidence discovered in the region (the most complete dinosaur fossil ever found in California); an arliculated walrus in one of the biggest free-standing cases known to be in any museum; a giant sloth; a swooping Pterodactyl with a 23-foot wingspan; and a floor-to-ceiling "fossil aquarium" with a huge mural--by world-famous paleoartist William Stout--sewing as a backdrop, depicting all of the animals that lived in the ocean during the Pliocene Age.