Edmontonia was an armored herbivore (plant-eater)
from North America
have been found in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation near
and in the Aguja formation in
It lived during the late
between about 76 and 74 million years ago.
Edmontonia was about 22 feet (6.7 meters) long, and stood about
6 feet (1.8 meters) tall at the shoulder.
Its body was protected by bony armor. The armor consisted of
ridged plates covering its back and tail, as well as numerous
spikes. Each shoulder held four particularly large spikes,
and in some species of Edmontonia, two of these split into
"Edmontonia" is named after the Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, as it was first found in this region in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation.
Edmontonia was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Edmontonia was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Edmontonia lived between about 76 million years ago and 74 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
Edmontonia lived in North America.
Edmontonia was a herbivore (plant-eater).
Edmontonia was about 22 feet (6.7 meters) long, and about 6 feet (1.8 meters) high.
Edmontonia weighed about 4 tons.
Edmontonia was protected by bony armor consisting of ridged plates covering its back and head, and many sharp spikes on its back and tail. The latter included four large spikes on each shoulder, and in some species, two of these spikes split into smaller sub-spikes.
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