Meaning - Panoplosaurus means “Totally-armored lizard”
Herbivore (plant-eater) - it ate low-lying plants
Length - 23 ft (7 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Cretaceous period, about 76-73 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Alberta (Canada) and Montana (USA), North America.
The first Panoplosaurus fossil was found in the Judith River Formation in Alberta, Canada. Fossils have also been found in Montana, USA.
Panoplosaurus was a nodosaurid ankylosaur (a tank-like dinosaur with no tail club) that had a bulky, heavily-armored body, four short legs, a short neck, a wide skull, and a stiff tail. It was protected by bony plates over much of its body and by short spikes on its shoulders, neck, head, and sides. It had a toothless beak and leaf-shaped cheek teeth.
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