Latest Ankylosaurs Stories

Ziapelta sanjuanensis
2014-09-25 07:27:25

What do New Mexico and Alberta, Canada, have in common? Perhaps not much today, but millions of years ago they were both inhabited by closely related species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs.

Making Four New Dinosaur Species Out Of One
2013-05-09 14:01:38

Thanks to hard work and determination, a University of Alberta researcher has found four new species of armored dinosaurs that were originally considered to be the same species.

Dinosaur Footprint Found At NASA
2012-08-22 04:57:38

This summer, a dinosaur tracker had discovered a large dino footprint from a prehistoric armored animal in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Researchers Rebuild The Head Of An Armored Dinosaur
2011-09-29 09:50:15

A University of Alberta-led research team has taken a rare look inside the skull of a dinosaur and come away with unprecedented details on the brain and nasal passages of the 72 million year old animal.

Dinosaur Hatchling From 110 Million Years Ago Discovered
2011-09-14 11:59:12

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently described a fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling.

2011-03-26 08:28:02

The bones of a dinosaur thought to be around 110 million years old were discovered Monday in the Canadian oil sands.

2009-12-15 12:34:26

Three University of Alberta paleontology graduate students blew the dust off an 85-year-old dinosaur find to discover the original researcher had it right and a 1970s revision of his work was wrong.

2009-10-31 09:08:16

A husband and wife team of American paleontologists has discovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 112 million years ago during the early Cretaceous of central Montana.

2008-07-24 13:20:00

A nature museum in Japan announced on Thursday that Japanese and Mongolian scientists successfully recovered an intact skeleton of a young dinosaur believed to be around 70 million years old.

Latest Ankylosaurs Reference Libraries

2012-01-11 13:02:58

Scelidosaurus, meaning “limb lizard,” is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Hettangian and Sinemurian stages of the Early Jurassic Period (208 to 194 million years ago). Its fossils have been discovered in both England and the United States -- in Arizona. Scelidosaurus has been called the earliest complete dinosaur known. The type specimen was discovered by James Harrison of Charmouth, England, while scouring the cliffs of Black Ven (between Charmouth and Lyme Regis) for raw...

2011-02-25 17:23:17

Scutellosaurus, meaning "little-shielded lizard," is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period of what is now North America (200 to 196 million years ago). It is classified in the sub-order Thyreophora, which include armored dinosaurs. Its closest relative may have been Scelidosaurus, which, unlike the bipedal Scutellosaurus, was mainly quadrupedal. It was one of earliest representatives of Thyreophora. Fossil evidence includes two partial skeletons recovered from...

2011-02-25 17:13:17

Tarchia, meaning "brainy one," is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Campanian-Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. It was taken from the Barun Goyot Formation (previously called the "˜Lower Nemegt Beds"˜). It is currently the geologically youngest known of all Asian ankylosaurid dinosaurs and is represented by at least five specimens. Tarchia currently includes only the type species, T. gigantea. Despite the rocks, in which the specimens...

2010-09-29 15:23:15

Tianzhenosaurus, meaning "Tianzhen lizard," is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in Tianzhen County, near Zhaojiagou Village, in Shanxi Province, China, in the Huiquanpu Formation. It is known from a nearly complete skull and postcranial skeleton. The type species, T. youngi, was named by Pang & Cheng in 1998. Tianzhenosaurus was a medium-sized ankylosaurian with a skull measuring 11 inches long and a total body length of 13 feet. Some...

2010-09-16 16:42:25

Saichania, meaning "beautiful one", is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Barun Goyot Formation in the Nemegt Basin, southern Mongolia. The type species is S. chulsanensis. Saichania was described in 1977 by Teresa Maryańska. They type specimen consists of a skull and the anterior part of the postcranial skeleton, including neck and back vertebrae, shoulder girdle, forelimb and some armor material. Saichania was a massive,...

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