Ankylosauridae

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Ankylosaurids
Temporal range: 160–65 mya
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Skeleton of Scolosaurus thronus, Senckenberg Museum
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Ankylosauridae

Brown, 1908
Skeletal reconstructions of Gastonia at the Utah Museum of Ancient Life

The Ankylosauridae) are a family of armoured dinosaurs which evolved 125 million years ago and became extinct 65 million years ago during the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Ankylosaurids and their sister group, the Nodosauridae make up the infraorder Ankylosauria.

They have been found in western North America, Europe and East Asia. Good specimens are rare; most are known only from fragments, and bits of their armour.

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