A Colourful Dinosaur Drawing
Our thanks to young dinosaur fan Neve, who after attending one of our family friendly dinosaur and fossil workshops, was inspired to send in to us a drawing of their very own design for a dinosaur. Neve even gave this prehistoric animal a name, this very colourful dinosaur is called “Spikyosaurus”.
A Very Bright, Colourful and Spiky Dinosaur Drawing
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Palaeontologists are aware that there were lots of armoured dinosaurs. The first armoured dinosaurs evolved in the Early Jurassic. These plant-eaters were distinguished by the presence of bony scales on their backs and flanks. These dinosaurs evolved from the Ornithischian line (bird-hipped dinosaurs). Armour probably evolved in herbivorous dinosaurs to provide protection against the rapidly evolving carnivorous dinosaurs. The last of the armoured dinosaurs died out at the very end of the Cretaceous.
Can your children or class name animals alive today that have armour?
Our thanks to Neve for sending in such a colourful and well-described dinosaur drawing.