ankylosaurus

noun
an·​ky·​lo·​sau·​rus | \ˌaŋ-kə-lō-ˈsȯr-əs \

Definition of ankylosaurus 

: any of a North American genus (Ankylosaurus) of large ankylosaurs having a bony club at the end of the tail

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The ankylosaurus was not the only prehistoric beast to have an intimidating backside. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story," 16 Jan. 2018 And the bat and club were iconic features seen in both ankylosaurus and the glyptodons, which were ancient boulder-sized armadillos. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of ankylosaurus

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ankylosaurus

New Latin, genus name, from Greek ankylos + sauros lizard

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