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Learn about the AnkylosaurusAnkylosaurus Facts

Check out our cool Ankylosaurus facts for kids and have fun learning more about this amazing dinosaur.

The Ankylosaurus was a big dinosaur that featured huge plates of body armor to protect itself from attackers, and if that wasn’t enough it also had a massive tail club that was strong enough to break bones. Read on for more interesting facts and information about the Ankylosaurus.


  • The name Ankylosaurus means ‘fused lizard’.

  • Ankylosaurus lived at the end of the Cretaceous Period (around 66 million years ago). They were one of the last dinosaurs remaining before the large extinction event that occurred around this time.

  • The Ankylosaurus was a large dinosaur. Scientists estimate it reached a length of around 9 metres (30 feet) and a weight of around 6000 kg (13000 lb).

  • Ankylosaurus were herbivores (plant eaters) and had small teeth relative to their body size.

  • The signature feature of Ankylosaurus was its body armor. Huge plates of bone were embedded into the skin which helped protect the Ankylosaurus against attackers. Similar body armor is found on a crocodile or armadillo.

  • The Ankylosaurus had a massive tail club that it could use to generate a large amount of force, potentially breaking the bones of another dinosaur while defending itself.

  • Ankylosaurus pictures:
Ankylosaurus drawing
Ankylosaurus skeleton
Ankylosaurus skull
Ankylosaurus armor


Complete Ankylosaurus Skeleton
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