Pronunciation: pan-O-plo-SOR-us Meaning: Fully armoured lizard Author/s: Lambe (1919) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Alberta, Canada Chart Position: 92
(Amazing fully-armoured lizard)EtymologyPanoplosaurus is derived from the Greek "panoplos" (completely armored) and "sauros" (lizard), because of its generous covering of armour.
The species epithet, mirus, means "wonderful" or "amazing" in Latin.
DiscoveryThe first remains of Panoplosaurus were discovered at "Quarry 8" in the Dinosaur Park Formation (Belly River Group), Little Sandhill Creek, Alberta, Canada, by Charles M. Sternberg during the Geological Survey vertebrate paleontological field party of 1917.
The holotype (CMN 2759) is a virtually complete skull and partial skeleton.