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Ankylosaurus (A. magniventris "Fused Lizard") was a herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Maastrichtian of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 68-66 million years ago. It was one of the last and largest members of its group, the ankylosaurids, They were characterized by their body armor and a club-shaped tail.

The ankylosaur measured about 6.5 meters in length and weighed about 4 tons. Its body was covered in bony plates that provided protection against predators, such as the fearsome tyrannosaurs. These plates were fused along the back, neck, and limbs to form a solid shell that was nearly impenetrable.

The ankylosaur's head was small in relation to its body and was protected by a bony structure called a "helm." Its teeth were small and flat, indicating that it fed on tough, fibrous plants such as ferns and cycads. It is also believed that it had a long, sticky tongue that allowed it to more easily gather food.

The most distinctive feature of the ankylosaur was its tail, which was made up of thick, rigid bones that fused together to form a club-shaped structure. This tail was a powerful defensive weapon that could inflict serious injuries on predators that dared to get too close, and it is thought that it may have evolved in this way to compete with each other.

Although the ankylosaur was a large and powerful animal, it is believed to have been relatively slow and clumsy in movement due to its heavy body and protective shell. However, its armor and club-shaped tail made it a formidable adversary to any predator that dared attack it.

The ankylosaur is known primarily from fossils found in North America, where it inhabited what is now Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. It is believed to have disappeared along with other dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period due to a mass extinction event that occurred around 66 million years ago.

The Model Pose represents an Ankylosaurus specimen standing static.

Approximate measurements of the Ankylosaurus:

Scale 1:35 - 164 large
Scale 1:72 - 86 mm large (Complete)