Ankylosauridae

family of reptiles (fossil)

The Ankylosauridae are a family of armoured dinosaurs which evolved 125 million years ago and became extinct 65 million years ago during the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Ankylosauridae and their sister group, the Nodosauridae make up the infraorder Ankylosauria.

Ankylosaurids
Temporal range: 160–66 mya
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Skeleton of Scolosaurus thronus, Senckenberg Museum
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Ankylosauridae

Brown, 1908
Skeletal reconstructions of Gastonia at the Utah Museum of Ancient Life

They have been found in western North America, Europe and East Asia. Good specimens are rare; most are known only from fragments, and bits of their armour.

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