Named By: T. L. Ford - 2000.
Synonyms: Edmontonia australis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ankylosauria, Nodosauridae.
Species: G. mimus (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: USA, New Mexico - Ojo Alamo Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Bony plates that form up the armour.
Named only from armoured plates, Glyptodontopelta is a genus of nodosaur that lived in North America during the late Cretaceous. The name Glyptodontopelta means ‘Glyptodon shield’, a reference to its similarity to the armour of the genus Glyptodon, a large ground dwelling xenarthran mammal that lived much later in South America during the Pleistocene.
- A review of ankylosaur osteoderms from New Mexico and a preliminary review of ankylosaur armor. Dinosaurs of New Mexico. - New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 17:157-176. - T. L. Ford - 2000.