Polacanthus

About Polacanthus

Polacanthus is one of the earliest armored dinosaurs to have evolved without a tail club, although some new evidence suggests that Polacanthus may have in fact possessed a tail club. Polacanthus was discovered along the coast of England where wind and waves have eroded the coastline, leaving the fossils of this dinosaur exposed. It was discovered in 1865 by William Fox, and named by Richard Owen in 1867. Polacanthus probably had long sharp horns along its neck near its head, which would have served to protect it from enemies. Shorter spikes extruded out of its back and tail.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Polacanthus
How do I pronounce Polacanthus?
Pole-ah-can-thuss
What does the name Polacanthus mean?
Many Spikes
How long was Polacanthus?
15.00 feet 5.00 meters
How heavy was Polacanthus?
3000.00 pounds 1500.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Polacanthus assigned to?
Ankylosauria
What did Polacanthus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Polacanthus live?
130,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Polacanthus live?
Early Cretaceous
Where did Polacanthus live?
England, Europe
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Polacanthus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Polacanthus Map

Polacanthus's size

0 kg
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