- any of several herbivorous dinosaurs of the suborder Ankylosauria, from the Cretaceous Period, having the body covered with thick, bony plates.
Origin of ankylosaur
Also called armored dinosaur.
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The Polacanthus and Ankylosaur developed a most effective armour-plating over the rear.The Story of Evolution
- 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
Word Origin for ankylosaur
C20: from New Latin, from Greek ankulos crooked + -saur
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- A large, herbivorous dinosaur of the genus Ankylosaurus of the Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurs had a squat, heavily armored body and a clubbed tail.
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