Named By: P. Penkalski - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Thyreophora, Ankylosauridae, Ankylosaurinae.
Species: P. coombsi (type).
Size: Roughly estimated at 6 meters long.
Known locations: Canada, Alberta - Dinosaur Park Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skeletons.
of Platypelta have for a long time been associated
with the genus
yet in 2018, some of these fossils were given
their own distinct genus by Penkalski in 2018. Platypelta
medium sized ankylosaurine
dinosaur that lived in North America
during the late Cretaceous.
- Revised systematics of the armoured dinosaur Euoplocephalus and its allies. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 287(3):261-306. - P. Penkalski - 2018.