U Muttaburrasaurus

An ornithopod (bird-footed), Muttaburrasaurus may have lived in herds that traveled long distances in search of food. It moved on all fours, browsing on ferns, but it could have stood on its hind legs to reach cycads and conifers growing high above the ground.

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Minmi was the first armored dinosaur to be discovered south of the equator. It was named after the Minmi Crossing in southeastern Queensland, where the fossil was found. Minmi is an aboriginal word, referring to a large water lily.

Spikes, or bony plates, protected most of the dinosaur's body

This tanklike, four-legged ankylosaur was a plant-eater. Too slow to escape from a predator, it relied upon the rows of spikes that jutted out from its tough hide.

Spikes, or bony plates, protected most of the dinosaur's body

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