Stegosaurs – *this* is what armour looks like

Sorry, no time for proper posts so have a real armoured dinosaur – a rather well ossified ankylosaur.

5 Responses to “Stegosaurs – *this* is what armour looks like”

  1. 1 Tim Donovan 07/11/2011 at 2:33 pm

    What’s that, Saichania?

  2. 3 Robert A. Sloan 07/11/2011 at 9:55 pm

    Love it! That’s the Mesozoic panzer in person. Beautiful photo. I wouldn’t have wanted to be on the wrong end of that animal when it was alive – either charging or swinging its tail! Come to think of it, which is the right end?

    • 4 Tim Donovan 08/11/2011 at 12:58 pm

      I don’t think there’s any doubt the “right end,” from a predatory perspective, was the anterior. With ceratopsids it was the reverse of course.

  3. 5 Zhen 08/11/2011 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for the photo. I don’t think I’ve ever seen pictures of Euoplocephalus’s fossils so this is a real eye opener for me.

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