|Minmi is a relatively small, armored herbivore from Cretaceous Australia. What sets this species apart from other members of its family are the horizontally orientated plates that run along the sides of its backbone – hence the binomial name, Minmi paravertebra.
Hailing from the family of Ankylosauria, Minmi is a member of the armored herbivores like it's cousin Ankylosaurus. One of the defining characteristics of this small plant-eater are the horizontally oriented plates going down it's back, offering good protection in case of attack. In it's pure form of genome, Minmi will harbour a yellowish tinge with accents of green, which provide good camouflage in the undergrowth. The head is noticeably stout and adorns a sharp beak to cut trough vegetation, and the legs are surpisingly long in order to allow quick escape in case of danger.
Minmi, being among the smallest of its family, is without surprise a very peaceful and sociable herbivore perfectly suited to cohabitation with other species. While it does harbor disdain for other members of Ankylosauria and Stegosauria, feels right at home with species such as Muttaburrasaurus, which hail from the same continent and period. Placid, Minmi will spend its days grazing on small shrubs and socializing with others of its kind, sometimes tugging on each others tail for fun.
Minmi, being a very small dinosaur, unsurprisingly needs not a lot of space, and many can be kept together in a perfectly reasonable enclosure for those on a limited budget. Once safely housed, they will need of course water, and small patches of ground fruits and nuts in order to get their diets right. Being sociable, you will need at least 4 individuals in an enclosure to make sure they don't get too stressed.