1. All the armor
Ankylosaurus is known as a “living tank” because it had plates of bone as body armor, similar to what we see in modern crocodiles or armadillos,
2. The tail club
They probably used their tails to defend against predators, but they may also have used their tails for other purposes (like competing for mates).
3. It’s the namesake for ankylosaurs
Ankylosaurs are one of the most unique groups of dinosaurs, and they have been found on all continents. Ankylosaurus is also the biggest ankylosaur.
4. Again, all the armor
Ankylosaurus had such impressive armor that it could live alongside T. rex, the hardest biting land animal of all time, and not need to run away,
We go into way more detail about what makes Ankylosaurus so cool in one of our recent podcast episodes. Listen here:
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