Named By: Zheng Wenjie, Jin Xingsheng, Yoichi Azuma, Wang Qiongying, Kazunori Miyata & Xu Xing - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ankylosauridae, Ankylosaurinae.
Species: J. sinensis (type).
Known locations: China, Zhejiang - Liangtoutang Formation.
Time period: Albian/Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of ankylosaurid
dinosaur that lived in Asia around the
early/late Cretaceous boundary. The presence of Jinyunpelta
time suggests that it was among the first ankylosaurid dinosaur genera
to have evolved a tail club.
- The most basal ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Albian-Cenomanian of China, with implications for the evolution of the tail club. - Scientific Reports 8(3711). - Zheng Wenjie, Jin Xingsheng, Yoichi Azuma, Wang Qiongying, Kazunori Miyata & Xu Xing - 2018.