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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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"Our new inhabitants are species of dinosaur called Parasaurolophus and Ankylosaur. We just love seeing the reactions of customers - from big and little kids."
The species of ankylosaur was a squat plant-eater that roamed southern Utah on four legs about 76 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period.
Nicknamed 'thorny head,' the Akainacephalus johnsoni belongs to the armored ankylosaur family of dinosaurs, which have been found in southwestern United States.
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.