Acanthopholis Dinosaurs

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pronunciation: a-kan-THOF-o-liss
Translation: Spine Bearer
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Ankylosauria
Family: Nodosauridae
Height: 6 feet (1.8 meters)
Period: Early-Late Cretaceous
Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
Notes: Fragmentary remains were discovered in England. Because its remainsare distributed among several museums, it is difficult now to form an accuratepicture of its appearance. Acanthopholis was one of the armored dinosaurs.The shoulders and neck of its slender body were armed with spikes. Possiblytoo fragmentary to base the genus on.


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