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DYOPLOSAURUS

a plant-eating ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Canada.
Pronunciation: DIE-o-plo-SOR-us
Meaning: Double-armored lizard
Author/s: W.A. Parks (1924)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Alberta, Canada
Chart Position: 109

Dyoplosaurus acutosquameus

Discovery
The remains of Dyoplosaurus were discovered at Sternberg Quarry 93 in the Dinosaur Park Formation (Belly River Group), "Happy Jack Ferry" on the Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada by Levi Sternberg in 1919. The holotype (ROM 784) includes a fragmentary skull, a partial pelvis, a well preserved caudal series including the tail club and ossified tendons, and forelimb and hindlimb elements.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 84-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 5 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 1.5 tons
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Parks WA (1924) "Dyoplosaurus acutosquameus, a new genus and species of armored dinosaur; and notes on a skeleton of Prosaurolophus maximus".
University of Toronto Studies Geological Series. 18: 1–35.
• Arbour VM Burns ME and Sissons RL (2009) "A redescription of the ankylosaurid dinosaur Dyoplosaurus acutosquameus Parks, 1924 (Ornithischia: Ankylosauria) and a revision of the genus". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29 (4): 1117.
• Arbour VM and Currie PJ (2013) "Euoplocephalus tutus and the Diversity of Ankylosaurid Dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada, and Montana, USA". PLoS ONE 8(5): e62421.
• Arbour VM (2009) "Estimating Impact Forces of Tail Club Strikes by Ankylosaurid Dinosaurs". PLoS ONE 4(8): e6738.
• Thompson RS, Parish JC, Maidment SCR and Barrett PM (2011) "Phylogeny of the ankylosaurian dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Thyreophora)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Volume 10, Issue 2.
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