Facts and pictures
This dinosaur was a tough guy 100 million years ago. He was like a tank wrapped in armor. And Nodosaurus could continue with his soft diet, while small predators trimmed their sharp teeth against his well-protected body, which was covered with a layer of bone plates and nodules.
He was a member of the Ankylosaur family and could grow up to 20 feet long, with a mass of 1.8 tons and a hefty dick for a tail. This stegosaur was discovered in Wyoming in 1889 and stomped around in the middle of the Jura as one of the founding fathers of a powerful armored dynasty. After him came a radiation of chunky Anklylosaurs, which divided into two families.
We do not have to make much effort to find a reconstruction of Nodosaurus, because a specimen recently excavated by Canadian miners looks like an accurate plaster cast of the animal. Every knot, every fold in the skin remains perfectly preserved. The fossil is the most accurate ever found, with a stunning impression of the finest anatomical features. This is the jewel of the fossils!