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Denversaurus

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Big herbivorous dinosaurs in the Lancian Age had to solve two problems: how to digest enough plants to grow and reproduce, and how to defend against the teeth of T. rex. Denversaurus solved both problems the same way: by becoming a Lancian double-wide. The gut of a denversaurus is wider than it is tall.Thick plates of bone armor covered the neck, back, and sides, as well as the tail. Spikes of bones were set in the shoulders, and the skull had an extra layer of bone armor, too. Defense was not simply passive. The long tail, studded with rough-edged armor plates, could be flung sideways and upward like a medieval flail. One good whack could break a T. rex’s shin bone or leave a long line of welts.

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  • Title: Denversaurus

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