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Synonyms for ankylosaur

having the back covered with thick bony plates

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Its powerful tail "could inflict serious damage on opponents, such as predatory theropods or maybe even other ankylosaurs competing for mates or territory," according to (http://www.
The four species span a period of about 10 million years and Arbour's research shows that three of those ankylosaurs species lived at the same time in what is now Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta.
Leaf-shaped teeth are found in dinosaurs like stegosaurs and ankylosaurs that eat plants.
Mallon said he is hoping to see scutes, or bony plates or scales that were on the skin of ankylosaurs.
Carpenter is currently studying the relationships among the known ankylosaurs, a suborder that includes Nodosauridae and Ankylosauridae.
Famous dinosaurs in that area included predatory tyrannosaurs, the duck-billed hadrosaurs, heavily armored ankylosaurs, and horned dinosaurs known as ceratopsians.
The teeth of some groups have been studied in depth, such as those of the sauropods (Canudo et al, 2002b), the ankylosaurs (Canudo et al, 2004), the theropods (Ruiz-Omenaca and Canudo, 2003; Ruiz-Omenaca et al.
Stegosaurs had bony back plates and tail spikes, and ankylosaurs sported heavily armoured bodies and bony tail clubs.
The dorsal vertebrae of La Yesa specimen have the ventral surfaces of the prezygapophyses fused where they meet on the midline, forming a concave, continuous U-shaped surface, as occurs commonly in stegosaurs and, convergently, in ankylosaurs (Maidment et al, 2008).
He thinks the club of one kind of ankylosaur looked like a head to its enemies.
After conversations with Josep Montane and revision of the MNCN collections, we could claim that this latter locality probably yielded the ankylosaur bones reported by Escaso et al.
By contrast, ankylosaur tracks are less well known in the ichnological literature and are restricted to the Cretaceous.