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Edmontonia
Dc card edmont big

Name meaning

"From the Edmonton Formation"

Diet

Herbivore

Height

7 feet

Length

23 feet

Weight

7716lb

Location

Texas (USA), Alberta (Canada)

Game appearances

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

Template Source

Stub This section is taken from the Dinosaur Field Guide.

Edmontonia ("Lizard from Edmonton [Canada]") is a nodosaur, a kind of ankylosaur without a tail club. It had two large spikes on each shoulder that pointed out to the side. These spikes were a great defence against predators because they were at the same level as the knee and calf muscles of a larger theropod or predator. If attacked, this slow-moving tank would throw its weight behind these spikes and drive them into the predators legs. This would immediately disable the attacker and allow Edmontonia to walk away.

Although the skull of Edmontonia was long and shallow, it had room for four sinus cavities. This meant the skull was lighter, and probably improved the dinosaur's sense of smell. Edmontonia's teeth were amazingly small for such a large animal. One tooth was only half an inch (1 cm) long and barely a fifth of an inch (5 mm) wide - far too small for eating most plants. Did Edmontonia also eat ants and insects, like the modern anteater? Or were its teeth disappearing over time because its beak did all the work? These are mysteries that Palaeontologists have yet to solve!

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Jurassic Park FranchiseEdit

Edmontonia does not appear in the novels or movies.

Jurassic Park inspired gamesEdit

Edmontonia is nr. 068 of the Herbivore Threes that can be created in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

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Edmontonia from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Other mediaEdit

Edmontia appears in the booklet of the Jurassic Park: DNA case.

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