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Cretaceous armored dinosaur, 1907, Modern Latin, from Greek ankylos "crooked" (see angle (n.)) + -saurus.

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  • Stegopelta of the Cretaceous of Wyoming is more nearly related to Ankylosaurus.

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ankylosaurus (āng'kə-lō-sôr'əs) or ankylosaur
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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