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Europelta

YOOR-oh-PELT-ah, “Europe’s shield”

Europelta was the earliest nodosaur found in Europe. Nodosaurs were armored dinosaurs that used back armor and shoulder spikes, rather than a tail club, as a defense against the big meat-eating dinosaurs that existed at the time.

Where:

Spain

How Long:

18 feet

What It Ate:

low-growing plants

When:

110 million years ago

By: Dougal Dixon

Art by: Robert Squier

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