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Antarctopelta

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

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Pronounced
ant-arc-toe-pel-ta
Meaning of name
Antarctic shield
Length
  4m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(99 - 94 million years ago)
Found in
Antarctica

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Antarctopelta
Named by
Salgado and Gasparini (2006)
Type species
oliveroi