Name: Zuul ‭(‬named after the character from the film Ghostbusters‭ (‬1984‭))‬.
Phonetic: Zuhl.
Named By: V.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Arbour‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Evans‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ankylosauridae,‭ ‬Ankylosaurini.‭
Species: Z.‭ ‬crurivastator‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull‭ ‬50‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Total body length roughly about‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Montana‭ ‬-‭ ‬Judith River Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and almost complete skeleton.

       At the time of the description in‭ ‬2017,‭ ‬Zuul was the best preserved ankylosaurine ankylosaur ever found in North America.‭ ‬Not only was the skull and post cranial skeleton mostly complete,‭ ‬many of the armoured plates that adorned its back were still present.
       The type species name,‭ ‬Z.‭ ‬crurivastator,‭ ‬is Latin and basically means the‭ ‘‬destroyer of shins‭’‬.‭ ‬This is a reference to how ankylosaurid dinosaurs‭ ‬are thought to have‭ ‬defended themselves by using their tail clubs to hit the legs of attacking dinosaurs.‭ ‬The genus name Zuul is a reference to the character that appeared in the‭ ‬1984‭ ‬film Ghostbusers.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Judith River Formation of Montana,‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬based on an exceptional skeleton with soft tissue preservation.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Royal Society Open Science‭ ‬4‭(‬161086‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬V.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Arbour‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Evans‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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