Gargoyleosaurus

Gargoyleosaurus parkpini

  • Pronounced:  Gar- goy-ell-o-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore(plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  Gargoyle Lizard

  • Length:  10 feet (3 m)

  • Height:  unknown

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Late Jurassic -153 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North America

Gargoyleosaurus was a smaller member of the family of armored dinosaurs that included Gastonia  Unlike its later relatives, it did not have a club on its tail. This dinosaur relied on large spikes that stuck out from its shoulders to defend itself. It was discovered in a very famous quarry called "Bone Cabin Quarry". Near the quarry is a small house that was built out of many fossil dinosaur bones!

Gargoyleosaurus may be the same as Mymoorapelta, another Late Jurassic ankylosaur.



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