Disambiguation Links – Ankylosaurus magniventris (JN)
The “fused reptile” was discovered in the Western U.S. and described by Brown in 1908. Ankylosaurus belongs to the family “Ankylosaurinae” not to be confused with the clubless “Nodosauridae”. For the exception of Africa, Ankylosaurs have been found world wide (including Antartica). Ankylosaurus material has been found in the Hell Creek Formation (Montana), Lance Formation (Wyoming) USA, and Scollard Formation in Alberta, Canada. Ankylosaurus lived during the late Maastrichtian.
According to “Jurassic Park /// Comparative Size Chart” (CSC for short) Ankylosaurus was 8 meters and half (28ft) long, almost 3 meters (9ft) high and weighted 4 tons. The last and largest Ankylosaurus lived in the Late Cretaceous about 65.5 MYA. Ankylosaurus was seen in the river scene and a short interlude scene (eating foliage). There was also a deleted scene where a few Ankylosaurus were crossing a river on Isla Sorna in front of the InGen barge.
The Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar housed Ankylosaurus as one of the dinosaur attractions. Ankylosaurus was housed in the Gyrosphere attraction, and guests were able to view them up close through the safety of the Gyrosphere. According to the In-Universe Jurassic World website, the Ankylosaurus has a ‘medium’ threat ranking. According to the Jurassic World size chart, the Ankylosaurus on display are noted to be 25 ft long, and 6ft tall.
A group of five Ankylosaurs were seen in the jungle when Zach and Gray Mitchell steered their Gyrosphere out of the attraction into a restricted area. It is unclear whether these were wild Ankylosaurs or if they had merely wandered out of their habitat. As the Indominus Rex attacked the Gyrosphere, the Ankylosaurs repeatedly slammed the Gyrosphere ball out of panic, as they were stalked by the predator. The Indominus ultimately cornered one Ankylosaur, and attacked it. The Ankylosaur managed to fend off its attacker briefly, however the Indominus Rex succeeded in flipping the animal on its back, and tearing its throat out, killing it.