"thorny scale" (Gr. 'akanthos' - bear claw, spine, thorn; 'pholis' - scale)
; 120 mya
, by Thomas Huxley
15 ft. (3 m)
8 ft. (2.5 m) at the hip
Acanthopholis was named by the great 19-Century scientist and thinker Thomas Huxley (father of Aldous Huxley). It was slightly smaller than its North American nodosaur relatives. Its head, neck, back and tail were covered with armored plates. called scutes.