Polacanthus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lower Normandy (France), Upper Normandy (France) and Castile and León (Spain).

Quick facts about Polacanthus:

  • Existed from 145 million years ago to Cenomanian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 14 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Polacanthus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • W. T. Blows. 1982. A preliminary account of a new specimen of <i>Polacanthus foxi</i> (Ankylosauria, Reptilia) from the Wealden of the Isle of Wight. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society 1980 pt. 5(7):303-306
  • W. Fox. 1866. On a new Wealden saurian named Polacanthus. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Birmingham 1865:56
  • J. L. Sanz. 1983. A nodosaurid ankylosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Salas de los Infantes (province of Burgos, Spain). Géobios 16(5):615-621