Gastonia

Gastonia burgei

  • Pronounced:  gas-Tone-ee - ah

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "For Gaston"

  • Length:  16 feet (5 m)

  • Height:  5 feet (1.8 m)

  • Weight:  1 ton (900 kilos)

  • Time:  Early Cretaceous-130 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Western United States

Gastonia was a member of the family of armored dinosaurs that included Ankylosaurus  . It was a medium-sized plant eater built low to the ground and its back, neck and head were covered with bony plates.

The Gastonia type specimen was discovered in the same quarry as the better-known Utahraptor  . It is known from an almost complete skeleton and several skulls.



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