Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
|The holotype specimen on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum|
Brown et al., 2017
The osteoderms in its armour were in their life positions, with remains of their keratin sheaths and overlying skin. It may be the most complete ankylosaur ever found. Melanin found in its epidermis remains suggests it was camouflaged.
The report gives its estimated length as 5.5 metres and its estimated weight as about ~1,300 kg.
References[change | change source]
- Gabbott, Sarah 2017. Armoured tank-like dinosaur used camouflage to hide. BBC Science & Environment. 
- Brown, Caleb M. et al 2017. An exceptionally preserved three-dimensional armored dinosaur reveals insights into coloration and Cretaceous predator-prey dynamics. Current Biology 3 August 2017.