Name: Mymoorapelta ‭(‬Mygatt-Moore shield‭)‬.
Phonetic: My-moor-ah-pel-tah.
Named By: J.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Kirkland‭ & ‬K.‭ ‬Carpenter‭ ‬-‭ ‬1994.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Nodosauridae,‭ ‬Polacanthinae.
Species: M.‭ ‬maysi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Colorado‭ ‬-‭ ‬Morrison Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian to Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Disarticulated skull and post cranial remains of three individuals.

       At the time of its description,‭ ‬Mymoorapelta was the first Jurassic aged ankylosaur to be discovered in North America.‭ ‬Since this description however,‭ ‬other have questioned exactly what kind of ankylosaur Mymoorapelta was.‭ ‬Mymoorapelta does not have a tail club like ankylosaurids,‭ ‬meaning that it was more likely a nodosaur.‭ ‬The original describers considered Mymoorapelta to be a polacanthine nodosaur,‭ ‬while other studies suggest it is a more basal nodosaur.
       The armour of Mymoorapelta was intended to provide protection from Jurassic age predators such as Allosaurus and Saurophaganax,‭ ‬which may have left living Mymoorapelta‭ ‬alone in favour of hunting‭ ‘‬softer‭’ ‬targets such as ornithopods like Camptosaurus.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬evidence of Allosaurus attacks on other kinds of armoured dinosaurs such as Stegosaurus suggests that nodosaurs like Mymoorapelta may have also been bothered by theropods from time to time.
       In‭ ‬1998‭ ‬another nodosaur named Gargoyleosaurus was also named from fossils recovered from the Morrison Formation.

Further reading
-‭ ‬North America's first pre-Cretaceous ankylosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria‭) ‬from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of western Colorado,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Kirkland and K.‭ ‬Carpenter‭ ‬-‭ ‬1994.
-‭ ‬Phylogeny of the ankylosaurian dinosaurs‭ (‬Ornithischia:‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Richard S.‭ ‬Thompson,‭ ‬Jolyon C.‭ ‬Parish,‭ ‬Susannah C.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Maidment‭ & ‬Paul M.‭ ‬Barrett‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.


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