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Scolosaurus
Scolosaurus
An artist's illustration of Scolosaurus cutleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
clade: Dinosauria
Family: Ankylosauridae
Genus: Scolosaurus
Nopcsa, 1928
Species: S. cutleri
Binomial name
Scolosaurus
Nopcsa, 1928
Synonyms
  • Oohkotokia? Penkalski, 2013

Scolosaurus is an extinct genus of ankylosaurid dinosaurs within the subfamily Ankylosaurinae. It is known from either the lower levels of the Dinosaur Park Formation or upper levels of the Oldman Formation (the location of the type specimen's quarry is uncertain) in the Late Cretaceous (latest middle Campanian stage, about 76.5 Ma ago) of Alberta, Canada. It contains a single species, Scolosaurus cutleri. It is the oldest known North American anklylosaurid.

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