Are you ever curious about history? Perhaps you are curious about how dinosaurs came into play. What killed them off? What were they like? What kind of dinosaurs were there? Today, we are here to talk about the Zuul dinosaur. It is one of the most popular types and an interesting one. Keep reading to learn more about the Zuul dinosaur.
It’s first important that we know what the dinosaur is known for. Zuul is known for being spiky, it is armoured that lived about 75 million years ago with other dinosaurs. It is named after the Ghostbusters beast. Yes, you read that right, it’s named after Ghostbusters. It is however different than other dinosaurs out there? Why is this? Keep reading to find out.
Many scientists have looked into and done so much research about different dinosaurs over the years. Scientists have found out about the Zuul dinosaur and have noticed how it is spikey, it is tank-like, and it has a sledge-hammer tail that looks like the beast Zuul from the movie, Ghostbusters.
We are able to tell everything from the fossils that has been found about this dinosaurs as well as others like this. This dinosaur has four legs, it eats plants, and was found in the state of Montana so we know it once lived there many years ago. We also know that the dinosaur was about six metres in length and weighed over two thousand kilograms. That’s a very large dinosaur. Again, we know that this type of dinosaur lived around 75 million years ago.
The dinosaur Zuul belonged to the period of time called the cretaceous period which is technically called ankylosaurus. This was when animals truly roamed the earth in large an we are certain that this took place. Zuul dinosaurs has a bony exterior to them, especially at the end of their tail and they used their legs to kill things too.
The Zuul dinosaur is now today one of the best preserved dinosaurs during the ankylosaur period. It has soft tissue that has been found and paleontologist, Victoria Arber has seen it and spoke about it. She resides and works at the Royal Ontario Museum. She also has seen fossils that has skin impressions as well as areas that have been seen to include in the spikes inside the tail.
The tail was a huge weapon for the Zuul dinosaur. In fact, many other animals were intimidated by this huge of a weapon. It was big, horned, and had eyes that sort of looked like a monster however like a dog at the same time. They were glowing the color red.
The dinosaur got its name from the similarities it has from the head fo the Ghostbuster monster. This was stated by the paleontologist in the same museum, David Evans. This is because the skull of the dinosaur is short, it also has a much more rounded snout, and the horns on it are behind the eyes, just like the movie.
The movie was also done by someone that was born in Ontario and holds the skull. That is one of the reasons why the Royal Ontario Museum has been allowed to not only name it but have it as well at their museum.
The dinosaur tail is about three full metres in length and that is the main thing to note about it. It used its tail as a way to defend itself. It sort of was like an additional arm or leg it used it so much. Most other creatures don’t utilize their tail as much as the Zuul dinosaur did.
As you can see, there is a lot that we have now found out about the Zuul dinosaur. With that said, there are still a lot of unknowns. Some of those include how it died. Just like all dinosaurs out there, since we cannot know the exact time of the life of the dinosaur and when they lived and died, it’s hard to be able to tell what happened on the planet to make them suddenly become extinct. It’s hard to know if there was a disease that occurred that wiped out all dinosaurs or something hit the planet and it suddenly knocked out dinosaurs. You can choose what you want to believe for yourself how Zuul dinosaurs become extinct.
It’s great that we now know so much more about a great piece in history. We hope that you learned more about the Zuul dinosaur and have a new appreciation for them.