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Ankylosaurs
Temporal range: Middle JurassicUpper Cretaceous
Euoplocephalus, an ankylosaur
Animantarx: a nodosaur
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Clade: Eurypoda
Suborder: Ankylosauria
Osborn, 1923
Subgroups

Ankylosaurs were herbivorous armoured dinosaurs of the order Ornithischia. Their armour was made of scutes (bony scales). They were quadrupeds with short and strong legs. Fossils of Ankylosaurs have been found on every continent. They include two distinct groups:

  • Ankylosauria

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