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Sauropelta

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Sauropelta had large shoulder spines.

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Pronounced
sore-oh-pelt-ah
Meaning of name
lizard shield
Length
  6.5m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 94 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

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