Gastonia was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado.

Quick facts about Gastonia:

  • Existed from 129.4 million years ago to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a quarry
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Gastonia illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Gastonia was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K. Brill and K. Carpenter. 2004. Articulated dermal armor of the ankylosaur Gastonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(3, suppl.):41A
  • P. M. Galton and J. A. Jensen. 1975. Hypsilophodon and Iguanodon from the Lower Cretaceous of North America. Nature 257:668-669
  • J. I. Kirkland and D. Burge. 1993. A large dromaeosaur (Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of eastern Utah. Hunteria 2(10):1-16