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Ankylosaurus was a well-armoured herbivore from the Cretaceous Period. It lived in North America.

Fact File

Length: 9 metres

Height: 1.7 metres (at the hip)

An Ankylosaurus

Weight: 3 tons

Diet: Herbivorous

Armour

Ankylosaurus was very well armoured. Its whole body was covered in scutes and bony armour, like a bullet-proof vest. Even its eyelids were armoured.

Tail Club

Ankylosaurus had a massive lump of bone on the end of its tail, called a club. The club was so strong it could break an attacking T-Rex's leg bone. This made Ankylosaurus a very dangerous opponent.

Popular Culture

Ankylosaurus featured in Walking With Dinosaurs.

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