Sauropelta

Sauropelta

Pronunciation:
sore-oh-pelt-ah
Name meaning:
'lizard shield'
Sauropelta
armoured dinosaur silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
6.5m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 121-94 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Sauropelta had large shoulder spines.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Nodosauridae
Named by:
Ostrom (1970)
Type species:
edwardsorum
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