Platypelta

Name: Platypelta.
Phonetic: Plat-e-pel-tah.
Named By: P.‭ ‬Penkalski‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauridae,‭ ‬Ankylosaurinae.
Species: P.‭ ‬coombsi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Alberta‭ ‬-‭ ‬Dinosaur Park Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.‭
Fossil representation: Partial skeletons.

       Fossils of Platypelta have for a long time been associated with the genus Euoplocephalus,‭ ‬yet in‭ ‬2018,‭ ‬some of these fossils were given their own distinct genus by Penkalski in‭ ‬2018.‭ ‬Platypelta was a medium sized ankylosaurine dinosaur that lived in‭ ‬North America during the late Cretaceous.

Further reading
‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revised systematics of the armoured dinosaur Euoplocephalus and its allies.‭ ‬Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen‭ ‬287‭(‬3‭)‬:261-306.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Penkalski‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.



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