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The Dinosauria$
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David Weishampel

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520242098

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001

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Ankylosauria

Ankylosauria

Chapter:
(p.363) Seventeen Ankylosauria
Source:
The Dinosauria
Author(s):

Matthew K. Vickaryous

Teresa Maryanska

David B. Weishampel

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0020

This chapter focuses on Ankylosauria, a monophyletic clade of quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaurs characterized by the development of parasagittal osteoderms and osseous cranial ornamentation. All twenty-one taxa are clustered into one of two main lineages, Ankylosauridae or Nodosauridae. Fossil remains of ankylosaurs are found both in marine sediments and in nonmarine strata. The distribution of ankylosaur trackways and footprints is nearly global, including Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Most of the tracks are concentrated in coastal and floodplain deposits, representing wet, well-vegetated habitats.

Keywords:   Ankylosauria, herbivorous dinosaurs, Ankylosauridae, Nodosauridae, ankylosaurs

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