Introduction to Thyreophora: The Armored Dinosaurs

The Thyreophora are a group of small to quite large armored plant-eating dinosaurs. The most familiar are Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus, though there were many others. The two earliest known, Scutellosaurus and Scelidosaurus along with the remaining two major groups Stegosauria and Ankylosauria are described on this site.

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Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Informal, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology
Topics: Biosphere, Time/Earth HistoryKeywords: Jurassic, Cretaceous