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Aletopelta Ford and Kirkland 2001 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 81277

Full reference: T. L. Ford and J. I. Kirkland. 2001. Carlsbad ankylosaur (Ornithischia, Ankylosauria): an ankylosaurid and not a nodosaurid. The Armored Dinosaurs. Indiana University Press, Bloomington 239-260

Parent taxon: Ankylosauria according to M. K. Vickaryous et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Acanthopholis, Acanthopholis eucercus, Amtosaurus, Ankylosauridae, Bissektipelta, Brachypodosaurus, Cryptodraco, Cryptosaurus, Dracopelta, Eucercosaurus, Hierosaurus, Kunbarrasaurus, Maleevus, Niobrarasaurus, Nodosauridae, Palaeoscincus, Palaeoscincus costatus, Peishansaurus, Polacanthoides, Priconodon, Priodontognathus, Rhadinosaurus, Rhodanosaurus, Sarcolestes, Sauroplites, Stegopelta, Stegosaurides, Stegosaurus madagascariensis, Syngonosaurus, Tianchiasaurus

Subtaxa: Aletopelta coombsi

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore