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British Polacanthid Dinosaurs: Observations on the History and Palaeontology of the UK Polacanthid Armoured Dinosaurs and their Relatives


Series: Siri Scientific Press Monograph Series Volume: 7

By: William T Blows (Author)

224 pages, 194 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Siri Scientific Press

Hardback | Aug 2015 | #224305 | ISBN-13: 9780992997946
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £59.99 $73/€67 approx

About this book

130 million years ago, armoured dinosaurs roamed what is now southern England, parts of Europe and the USA. These were the Polacanthidae, and today their remains are becoming better known and understood. British Polacanthid Dinosaurs records the history of armoured dinosaur discoveries in the United Kingdom, from Mantell, Owen and Fox to the present day. It also reviews the important fossil remains that are housed in the UK national and private collections; remains that include some of the best preserved and most interesting armour ever found of these animals. The Polacanthid taxa recovered from Lower Cretaceous rocks of Europe and the USA are also discussed, along with a new taxonomic (genus) name for the Horsham specimen.


1: The armoured dinosaurs: An introduction
2: History of armoured dinosaur discovery in England
3: The skull
4: The vertebral column and ribs
5: The pectoral and pelvic girdles
6: The limbs
7: The dermal bones
8: Worldwide Polacanthidae
9: Proposed new taxon for HORSM 1988.1546

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