Photos: This Plant-Eating Dinosaur Had Spikes, Armor and Camouflage

Skull illustration

nodosaur fossil camouflage

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Canada)

An illustration of the nodosaur's skull. Notice that it has a turtle-like beak, which it used to gather conifers, cycads (woody plants with seeds) and ferns.

Nodosaur exhibit

nodosaur exhibit

(Image credit: Copyright Royal Tyrrell Museum)

The nodosaur specimen is now on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada.

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Laura Geggel

Laura is the archaeology and Life's Little Mysteries editor at Live Science. She also reports on general science, including paleontology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site on autism research. She has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for her reporting at a weekly newspaper near Seattle. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in science writing from NYU.