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Gastonia Kirkland 1998 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Nodosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63700

Full reference: J. I. Kirkland. 1998. A polacanthine ankylosaur (Ornithischia: Dinosauria) from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian) of eastern Utah. Lower and Middle Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems (S. G. Lucas, J. I. Kirkland, & J. W. Estep, eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 14:271-281

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

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

Subtaxa: Gastonia burgei

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore