Named By: T. L. Ford - 2000.
Synonyms: Edmontonia australis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ankylosauria, Nodosauridae.
Species: G. mimus (type).
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.
- 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.).