Ankylosaurus is likened by many paleontologists to a tank, not only due to the thick armor that shielded its body from attacking carnivores, but also due to it’s size. This late Cretaceous herbivore may seem as though it was peaceful, but there was nothing peaceful about it when a predator set it in it’s sights. Ankylosaurus would have fought to the death using its bony plated armor for protection and the thick bony club on its tail as a defensive weapon. Below we will take a look at just how big this armored Ankylosaurid was.
Let’s Look at Those Ankylosaurus Numbers!
The estimated length of Ankylosaurus is believed to have been around 20.5 feet.
20.5 feet is equal to:
The length of a 2004 Bayliner boat.
The length of the longest known saltwater crocodile found in 1982.
The length of a 1959 Lincoln Continental.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of the diameter of 288 nickels.
Estimates of Ankylosaurus’ weight fall at around 6.5 short tons or 13,000 pounds.
13,000 lbs is equal to:
2,600 five pound bags of sugar.
The same weight as a fully matured African bull elephant.
The weight of the Knight XV armored, hand built, SUV by Conquest Vehicles.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 10,400,000 average goose feathers.
Current estimates put the Ankylosaurus at 11 feet tall in total and 5.5 feet tall at the hips.
11 feet is equal to:
Just over a quarter of the size of the Statue of Liberty.
The height of a male African elephant.
One foot taller than a single story building without roof height.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 2,163 pennies stacked on top of each other.
Do you still think a pet Ankylosaurus is a good idea?