Euoplocephalus ‭(‬Well armoured head‭)‬

Euoplocephalus ‭(‬Well armoured head‭)‬


Named By

Lawrence Lambe‭ ‬-‭ ‬1910




Estimated 6 meters long

Type of Dinosaur

Armoured Dinosaur

Type Species

E.‭ ‬tutus‭ (‬type‭)

Found in

Canada,‭ ‬Alberta‭ ‬-‭ ‬Dinosaur Park‭ & ‬Horseshoe Canyon Formation.‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬Montana‭ ‬-‭ ‬Judith River Formation

When it Lived

Late Cretaceous, 76-68 million years ago

Euoplocephalus Facts

Euoplocephalus is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous period, around 76-68 million years ago. It was a heavily armoured herbivore that measured up to 6 meters in length and weighed around 2-3 tons. Euoplocephalus had a broad, flat skull and was covered in bony plates and spikes, making it well-protected from predators.

Euoplocephalus was discovered in 1910 by Lawrence Lambe in what is now Alberta, Canada. Fossils have also been found in Montana and Wyoming in the United States. It is one of the most well-known ankylosaurs, and its distinctive appearance has made it a popular dinosaur in popular culture. Euoplocephalus is known to have coexisted with other Late Cretaceous dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Edmontosaurus.

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