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Sauropelta Ostrom 1970 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Nodosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 38827

Full reference: J. H. Ostrom. 1970. Stratigraphy and paleontology of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of the Bighorn Basin area, Wyoming and Montana. Peabody Museum Bulletin 35:1-234

Parent taxon: Nodosauridae according to F. Han et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Acantholipan, Animantarx, Antarctopelta, Borealopelta, Dongyangopelta, Edmontonia, Edmontoniinae, Gargoyleosaurus, Gastonia, Glyptodontopelta, Hoplitosaurus, Hoplosaurus, Hylaeosaurus, Invictarx, Mymoorapelta, Nodosaurinae, Nodosaurus, Panoplosaurinae, Panoplosaurus, Pawpawsaurus, Peloroplites, Polacanthus, Propanoplosaurus, Sauropeltinae, Silvisaurus, Struthiosaurinae, Struthiosaurus, Taohelong, Tatankacephalus, Texasetes, Zhejiangosaurus, Hylosaurus

Subtaxa: Sauropelta edwardsorum

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Type: Sauropelta edwardsi

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore