The Ankylosaurus - Heavily armoured herbivorous dinosaurs

The Ankylosaurus was a plant eater. The armour and the club were used only in self defence.
It had no armour on its underside, it had a soft unprotected belly. If its enemies managed to flip it over, they could kill it.

Ankylosaurus is a genus of four-legged heavily armoured herbivorous dinosaurs that flourished some 70 million to 66 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurus had a beak and small teeth, which it used to browse the large quantities of plants necessary to sustain a three- to four-ton body.

Ankylosaurus was one of the largest ankylosaurs, with a total length of about 10 metres (33 feet) and a probable weight of about four tons. Its head was square and flat and was broader than it was long. Its teeth, like those of the related stegosaurs, consisted of a simple curved row of irregularly edged (crenulated) leaf-shaped teeth. The body was short and squat, with massive legs to support its weight.

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