Antarctopelta

Antarctopelta

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'Antarctic shield'

4.0m-long ankylosaurid

Diet: herbivorous

Country: Antarctica

Period: Late Cretaceous, 99-94 million years ago

This dinosaur is the only known Antarctic ankylosaurian. Only fragmentary remains have been found, so some of the reconstruction is guesswork.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria

Named by: Salgado and Gasparini (2006)

Type species: oliveroi

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