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Aletopelta coombsi Ford and Kirkland 2001 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 81278

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

Belongs to Aletopelta according to B. R. Peecook and C. A. Sidor 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SDNHM 33909, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Carlsbad Ankylosaur (SDNHM Loc. 3392), which is in a Campanian offshore mudstone/sandstone in the Point Loma Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 534.4, fibula length 315.0, tibia length 374.7

Estimated body mass: 636.3 kg based on femur length