Armored dinosaurs were some of the earliest dinosaurs named, including the ankylosaur Hylaeosaurus in 1833 and Stegosaurus in 1877. But these armored dinosaurs, or thyreophorans, have been the least studied group because they lack the visceral appeal of Tyrannosaurus and the fossil abundance of ceratopsians and hadrosaurs. The incredible diversity of armored dinosaurs has only recently been appreciated: the discovery of new stegosaurs in the Jurassic of China and the United States, and of new ankylosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of North America have led to renewed interest in thyreophorans. The Armored Dinosaurs brings together the latest studies by an international group of dinosaur paleontologists and provides descriptions of the original specimens of Hyaleosaurus and Stegosaurus, names new thyreophorans, and redescribes historically important specimens from Europe. The contributors are Paul M. Barrett, John Bird, William T. Blows, Don Burge, Kenneth Carpenter, H. Trevor Clifford, Karen Cloward, Margery C. Coombs, Rodolfo A. Corio, Philip J. Currie, Tracy L. Ford, Peter M. Galton, Robert W. Gaston, James I. Kirkland, Martin G. Lockley, Richard T. McCrea, Lorrie A. McWhinney, Christian A. Meyer, Clifford A. Miles, Ralph E. Molnar, David B. Norman, Paul Penkalski, Xabier Pereda Suberbiola, Bruce M. Rothschild, A. P. Russell, N. Rybczynski, Leonardo Salgado, Jennifer Schellenbach, and M. K. Vickaryous.
"Dino" Don Lessem brings readers face-to-face with various dinosaur species, detailing their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct. An acclaimed dinosaur expert, Don Lessem has written more than 30 children's books, writes a popular dinosaur column in Highlights magazine, and was an adviser for Jurassic Park.Take a trip through dinosaur time to meet these armored dinosaurs face-to-face:The thick body armor of Ankylosaurus was stronger than the teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex!Gastonia had eyelids covered with bone!Euoplocephalus could swing its tail club like a weapon!Plus, you'll get to know Edmontonia, Huayangosaurus, Minmi, Pinacosaurus, and Stegosaurus!
Stegosaurs, or armored dinosaurs, are a genus of dinosaurs from the late Jurassic period known for their spiked tails and triangular plates on their backs. In this book, various species of stegosaurs are highlighted, including important fossil discoveries and how they have helped scientists learn more about how stegosaurs lived. The glossary helps young readers learn terms that paleontologists use to classify dinosaurs, while fact boxes, timelines, and dinosaur profiles provide additional context and engagement.
This book provides a description of the Ankylosaurus, featuring a graphic-style story in which a pair of young Ankylosaurs fight for survival when they fall into the river and are separated from the herd.