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Ankylosaurus Fossils

Ankylosaurus fossils have been found in the Hell Creek and Lance formations in Montana, Wyoming, and Alberta, Canada. These areas correspond to the uplands on the western shore of the Western Interior Seaway, where Ankylosaurus is believed to have lived.

Map of Hell Creek and Lance Formations

Here is a list of the main Ankylosaurus fossils found so far (specimens consisting of just isolated teeth or osteoderms have been found as well):

Date
 
Where
 
Discovered By
 
Catalog Number
 
Description/Comments
 
1900
 
Wyoming
 
Barnum Brown
 
AMNH 5866
 
Osteoderms - mixed with a Tyrannosaurus rex skeletion, and inccorrectly assumed to be part of an armoured Tyrannosaurus relative (" Dynamosaurus imperiosus").
 
1906
 
Montana
 
Peter Kaisen, Barnum Brown
 
AMNH 5895
 
Upper part of skull, two teeth, part of the shoulder girdle, many vertebrae, ribs, and osteoderms.
 
1910
 
Alberta, Canada
 
Barnum Brown
 
AMNH 5214
 
Skull, mandibles, ribs, vertebrae, limb bones, and armor, plus the only tail club found so far.
 
1947
 
Alberta, Canada
 
Charles Mortram Sternberg, T.P. Channey
 
NMC 8880
 
Largest Ankylosaurus skull
 
1960s
 
Montana
 
?
 
CCM V03
 
Caudal vertebrae
 



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