Name: Glyptodontopelta ‭(‬Glyptodon shield‭)‬.
Phonetic: Glip-toe-dont-o-pel-tah.
Named By: T.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Ford‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.
Synonyms: Edmontonia australis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Nodosauridae.
Species: G.‭ ‬mimus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.
- Taxonomic utility of ankylosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) osteoderms: Glyptodontopelta mimus Ford, 2000: a test case. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 28 (4): 1102–1109. - Michael E. Burns - 2008.
- Taxonomic Composition of the Alamo Wash Local Fauna from the Upper Cretaceous Ojo Alamo Formation (Naashoibito Member), San Juan Basin, New Mexico, by S.E. Jasinski, R.M. Sullivan & S.G. Lucas. - In, Fossil Record 3. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science 53: 216-271. - R.M. Sullivan et al (eds.).


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