POLACANTHUS, meaning “Many Spikes”
PERIOD: Early Cretaceous Period about 130-125 Million Years Ago
DIET:Herbivorous - Plant Eater
SIZE:It grew to about 5 metres (16 ft) long. Its body was covered with armour plates and spikes.
MORE INFO:

  • Polacanthus was a quadrupedal ornithischian or "bird-hipped" dinosaur.
  • Polacanthus was discovered by the Reverend William Fox on the Isle of Wight in 1865.
  • This was the first specimen to show anterior armor and neck vertebrae.