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Anklosaurids

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Anklosaurids
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.72

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    scutes, spikes, million, group, along, both, length, except, continent, without, were, been, lived, narrow, their, from
     content words:    Cretaceous Period


Anklosaurids
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Ankylosaurids were armored dinosaurs. They had bony plates called scutes (SKOOTS) that protected their bodies. There were two families in this group: ankylosaurids and nodosaurids (NOH-doh-sore-ids). Both families were herbivores, or plant eaters. Both were quadrupeds. Ankylosaurs had bony clubs at the end of their tails and wide heads. Nodosaurs had tails without clubs, narrow heads, and sideways-pointing spikes. Edmontonia (ED-mon-TOH-nee-uh) was the largest of the nodosaurs. It grew to a length of about twenty-five feet. Euoplocephalus (yoo-OP-luh-SEF-uh-lus) was an ankylosaur. It had spikes and was armored from head to tail. It even had armored eyelids that could be shut like .....
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