Panoplosaurus was about 18 to 25 feet (5.5 to 7.5 meters) long, about 6½ feet (2 meters) tall, and probably weighed around 3.5 tons.
Panoplosaurus was protected from predators by heavy armor. This armor included bands of studded plates that protected its back and tail, and squares of bony armor that guarded its shoulders. Additionally, the bones of its head were fused together, and would have thus formed a helmet-like shield. Unlike some other armored dinosaurs (such as Ankylosaurus), Panoplosaurus was not equipped with a tail club, but it is thought possible that Panoplosaurus may have made defensive charges, in a similar way to that of today's rhinoceros.
Panoplosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 76 to 71 million years ago
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