Propanoplosaurus (Greek for "before Panoplosaurus"); pronounced prop-PAN-oh-ploe-SORE-us
marylandicus; meaning from Maryland
Woodlands of eastern North America; discovered in Maryland, US
Middle Cretaceous (115-110 million years ago)
Size and Weight:
The baby fossil that was discovered is from an animal about one foot long and a few pounds in weight.
This baby dinosaur was designed to grow to become an armored adult dinosaur. He or she probably would have had tough bone on its back and head with tough skin covering it and maybe some spikes growing out of its shoulders for more defense. As an adult it would have possibly looked a lot like this:
(On a professional note, let us ignore the Enchanted Learning dinosaur art accuracy for today!)