Updated 30 04 2020
Meaning of name: Hideous statue lizard.
Species: G. parkpinorum.
Classification: Dinosauria, Ornithischia Nodosauridae.
Time: Kimmeridgian-Tithonian stages of the Late Jurassic.
Distribution: Wyoming, USA.
Length: 3 to 4m
The fauna includes the Pterosaur Mesadactylus & the Theropod Allosaurus.
The vegetation is mainly Cycads including Encephalartos & Williamsonia.
Others include Mymoorapelta & Dracopelta; Arguably Ankyllosaurs pre-date Stegosaurs starting with Scelidosaurus, they were outperformed by the Stegosaurs in the late Jurassic yet ultimately went on to replace them, why?