Fun Acantholipan Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 22, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Sakshi Raturi
Acantholipan was from the Late Cretaceous period.
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 1.8 Min

Acantholipan gonzalezi seems to be a nodosaur genus that lived during the late Cretaceous period. Solitary bones and osteoderms are among the recognized fossils. Partial skeleton and rib components are shown in fossil form. Armoured dinosaur bones have also been discovered in the marine layer, according to Mexican paleontology.

In 2011, a fragmentary skeleton discovered in San Miguel, Coahuila, was documented with phylogenetic analysis.

Acantholipan Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Acantholipan'?

The pronunciation is 'Ah-kan-fo-li-pan'.

What type of dinosaur was a Acantholipan?

Acantholipan gonzalezi seems to be a nodosaurid dinosaur genus and it is a herbivore.

In which geological period did the Acantholipan roam the Earth?

It is believed that they existed during the time of Santonian of the Cretaceous.

When did the Acantholipan become extinct?

They became extinct 85 million ago.

Where did Acantholipan live?

They were found in Mexico.

What was the Acantholipan' habitat?

As they were herbivores, plants and trees were their habitats.

Who did the Acantholipan live with?

The information on this is still unclear

How long did a Acantholipan live?

They lived for millions of years.

How did they reproduce?

This information is still unknown.

Acantholipan Fun Facts

What did the Acantholipan look like?

A sole dorsal vertebra, a tail bone (caudal vertebra), a complete ulna, a rib fragment, one big spike (osteodermal spine), and a section of an upper arm bone make up the fossils. They had a huge middle body section and long neck. They are not known to be slimy.

North America was the home of Acantholipan gonzalezi during the late Cretaceous period.

How many bones did an Acantholipan have?

The information is said to be unknown.

How did they communicate?

The information is unclear.

How big was the Acantholipan?

Scientists suggest that Acantholipan gonzalezi could be 11.5 ft (3.5 m) long.

How fast could a Acantholipan move?

The information is still unknown.

How much did a Acantholipan weigh?

The weight of the species is not known.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The information is unavailable.

What would you call a baby Acantholipan?

The information is unavailable.

How aggressive were they?

Due to a lack of information, it's unknown if they were aggressive.

Did You Know…

Acantholipan gonzalezi is the term given to the very first Ankylosaurian dinosaurs discovered in Mexico.

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**We've been unable to source an image of Acantholipan and have used an image of Styracosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Acantholipan, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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