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Isle of Wight dinosaurs. Picture courtesy of the artist John Sibbick. www.johnsibbick.com

POLACANTHUS

Polacanthus foxi is an ankylosaur which is not well known, due to the rarity and incompleteness of its remains. It was protected by thick bony plates embedded in its skin, a shield of fused plates covering its pelvis and numerous large spikes on its back and shoulders. Dinosaur Isle displays bones and pieces of armour, as well as a superb life-sized reconstruction.

Superfamily: Polacanthidae
Size: 4 -5m long
Food: Plants
What does the name mean? Polacanthus (many spines) foxi (named after Reverend Fox, a Victorian fossil collector who made the first discovery of substantial Polacanthus remains in 1865).


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Dinosaur Isle,
Culver Parade,
Sandown,
Isle of Wight
England
PO36 8QA

Tel: +44 (0)1983 404344
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