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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Archeologists unearthed an armored dinosaur that lived in the same era as the famous Tyrannosaurus rex.
This led the group to think that the armored dinosaur found would have had a smooth bony armor on the skull, just like others in the region.
They soon realized that the rocks contained an armored dinosaur.
And the bones of an armored dinosaur called Scelidosaurus were discovered washing out of the cliffs near Charmouth in the 1850s.
The analysis and conclusions of the research were made possible by the well-preserved state of the fossil, with researchers calling it "the best-preserved armored dinosaur ever found, and one of the best dinosaur specimens in the world."
Amateur dinosaur tracker Ray Stanford in 1997 discovered the fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling in a creek bed following a large flood.
For more than a century, paleontologists have argued about the proper arrangement of the bony plates that stuck out of the back of the stegosaurus, the large, armored dinosaur that roamed the earth 150 million years ago.
"The landmark discovery could possibly lead to even further revelations for paleontologists, as more dinosaurs bones could be uncovered."What is exciting about this is that there could be many more armored dinosaurs to find in places that until now have not been excavated," added Dr.
Armored dinosaurs mainly used their tails for defense, so that would probably be a lot of good white meat.
This reprint of a 2003 text, originally published by Quintet Publishing Ltd., provides amateur and professional dinosaur enthusiasts with profiles of 500 species organized into sections covering the life forms that preceded the dinosaurs, the first dinosaurs, small meat-eaters, great predators, ostrich dinosaurs, the giants, bird-foot dinosaurs, the duckbills, boneheads, armored dinosaurs, plated dinosaurs, horned dinosaurs, other creatures of the dinosaur age, and the birds and mammals that came after the dinosaurs.

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