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Friday, 17th of November, 2017
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PANOPLOSAURUS

a plant-eating nodosaurid ankylosaurian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
panaplosaurus skull
Pronunciation: pan-O-plo-SOR-us
Meaning: Fully armoured lizard
Author/s: Lambe (1919)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Alberta, Canada
Chart Position: 93

Panaplosaurus mirus

(Amazing fully-armoured lizard)Etymology
Panoplosaurus is derived from the Greek "panoplos" (completely armored) and "sauros" (lizard), because of its generous covering of armour.
The species epithet, mirus, means "wonderful" or "amazing" in Latin.
Discovery
The first remains of Panoplosaurus were discovered at "Quarry 8" in the Dinosaur Park Formation (Belly River Group), Little Sandhill Creek, Alberta, Canada, by Charles M. Sternberg during the Geological Survey vertebrate paleontological field party of 1917.
The holotype (CMN 2759) is a virtually complete skull and partial skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 80-73 mya
Vital Stats:
Est. max. length: 7 meters
Est. max. hip height: 2 meters
Est. max. weight: 3 tons
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Lambe LM (1919) "Description of a new genus and species (Panoplosaurus mirus) of an armoured dinosaur from the Belly River Beds of Alberta". Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 3(13): 39-50.
• Sternberg CM (1921) "A supplementary study of Panoplosaurus mirus". Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 3(15): 93-102.
• Carpenter K (1990) "Ankylosaur systematics: example using Panoplosaurus and Edmontonia (Ankylosauria: Nodosauridae)" in "Dinosaur Systematics: Approaches and Perspectives".
• Vickaryous MK, Maryańska T and Weishampel DB (2004) "Ankylosauria" in Weishampel, Dodson and Osmólska (eds.) "The Dinosauria: Second Edition".
• Witmer LM and Ridgely RC (2008) "The Paranasal Air Sinuses of Predatory and Armored Dinosaurs (Archosauria: Theropoda and Ankylosauria) and Their Contribution to Cephalic Structure". The Anatomical Record, Volume 291, Issue 11, Pages 362–1388.
• Arbour VM and PJ Currie (2015) "Systematics, phylogeny and palaeobiogeography of the ankylosaurid dinosaurs". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Volume 14, Issue 5, Pages 385-444.
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Atkinson, L. "PANOPLOSAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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