Named By: Jolyon Parish & Paul Barret - 2004. (originally named as Amtosaurus archibaldi by A. O. Aviarianov in 2002).
Synonyms: Amtosaurus archibaldi.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Orithischia, Thyreophora, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae.
Species: B. archibaldi (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Uzbekistan - Bissekty Formation.
Time period: Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Braincase, osteoderms and teeth.
Bissektipelta was first named as a species of Amtosaurus in 2002, however a subsequent evaluation of that genus found the type species, A. magnus to be indeterminate and possibly be those of a hadrosaur and not an ankylosaur. As such, the braincase that represented the second species, A. archibaldi was moved to its own genus Bissektipelta in 2004. The name is a reference Bissekty Formation where the first remains were found combined with the Ancient Greek for shield ‘pelta’.
- An ankylosaurid (Ornithischia: Ankylosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Bissekty Formation of Uzbekistan. - A. O. Aviarianov - 2002.
- A reappraisal of the ornithischian dinosaur Amtosaurus magnus Kurzanov and Tumanova 1978, with comments on the status of A. archibaldi Averianov 2002 - Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 41 (3): 299-306. - Jolyon Parish & Paul Barrett - 2004.