Name: Bissektipelta ‭(‬Bissekty Shield‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bis-sek-te-pel-tah.
Named By: Jolyon Parish‭ & ‬Paul Barret‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.‭ (‬originally named as Amtosaurus archibaldi by A.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Aviarianov in‭ ‬2002‭)‬.
Synonyms: Amtosaurus archibaldi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Orithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Ankylosauridae.
Species: B.‭ ‬archibaldi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Uzbekistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bissekty Formation.
Time period: Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Braincase,‭ ‬osteoderms and teeth.

       Bissektipelta was first named as a species of Amtosaurus in‭ ‬2002,‭ ‬however a subsequent evaluation of that genus found the type species,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬magnus to be indeterminate and possibly be those of a hadrosaur and not an ankylosaur.‭ ‬As such,‭ ‬the braincase that represented the second species,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬archibaldi was moved to its own genus Bissektipelta in‭ ‬2004.‭ ‬The name is a reference Bissekty Formation where the first remains were found combined with the Ancient Greek for shield‭ ‘‬pelta‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬An ankylosaurid‭ (‬Ornithischia:‭ ‬Ankylosauria‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous Bissekty Formation of Uzbekistan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Aviarianov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
-‭ ‬A reappraisal of the ornithischian dinosaur Amtosaurus magnus Kurzanov and Tumanova‭ ‬1978,‭ ‬with comments on the status of A.‭ ‬archibaldi Averianov‭ ‬2002‭ ‬-‭ ‬Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences‭ ‬41‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬299-306.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jolyon Parish‭ & ‬Paul Barrett‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.


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