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Question 1: Similarly, the hairy plate-like scales of the ________ are employed in the same way and are constructed of the same material used in the offensive armour, the horn, of the rhinoceros.
CarnivoraOdd-toed ungulateMammalPangolin

Question 2: In modern times, some molluscs employ the use of shells as armour, and armour is evident in the chitinous exoskeleton of ________.

Question 3: The bony shell of the ________ and the extinct Glyptodon were very much like Ankylosaurus' armour and modern armadillos curl up into a ball when threatened, making them unexposed due to their armour.

Question 4: Dinosaurs such as ________, as well as other Thyreophora (armoured dinosaurs such as Ankylosauria and Stegosauria), grew thick plate-like armour on their bodies as well as offensive armor appendages such as the thagomizer or a club.

Question 5: Other dinosaurs such as ________ dinosaurs as well as some sauropods such as Saltasaurus and Agustinia, grew armour to defend themselves, although armour in sauropods overall is uncommon.

Question 6: The chalky plate, or cuttlebone, of ________ also acts as armour.

Question 7: Numerous mammals, although not as sturdy as reptilian armour, employ the use of spines and body armour, like the spines of the ________ and spiny anteaters and of porcupines and hedgehogs.
Short-beaked EchidnaMonotremePlatypusEchidna

Question 8: Most ________ have scaly skin which protects them from predators in addition to water retention; the crocodile's exoskeleton and the shells of the Chelonia - tortoises, turtles and terrapins.

Question 9: Armoured structures are usually composed of hardened mineral deposits, chitin, ________ or keratin.
BoneHuman skeletonHuman skullHead and neck anatomy


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