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Fact file: Ankylosaurus

Ankylosaurus four legged dinosaur with spikes on back and club at end of tail.Name: Ankylosaurus

Meaning: stiff lizard

How to say it: an-KIE-loh-sore-us

Where found: Canada, USA

Length: 7m

Height: 1.7m

Weight: 4000kg – 7000kg

How it walked: on four legs

Teeth: grinding teeth with a parrot-like, horned beak

Type of feeder: herbivorous

Food: plant material

Period: late Cretaceous

When it lived: (74 – 67 million years ago)

Other info: The Ankylosaurus was named by Brown in 1908. One of the largest armoured dinosaurs, Ankylosaurus had a wide, heavily armoured skull and a large tail club. It also had a large gut space for digesting plant material.

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