Sauropelta

Sauropelta

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'lizard shield'

6.5m-long ankylosaurid

Diet: herbivorous

Country: USA

Period: Early Cretaceous, 121-94 million years ago

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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