Acantholipan

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Acantholipan
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 83.6 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Nodosauridae
Genus: Acantholipan
Rivera-Sylva et al, 2018
Type species
Acantholipan gonzalezi
Rivera-Sylva et al, 2018

Acantholipan was a large, armored, quadrupedal (it walked on four legs), tank-like dinosaur from Mexico[1].

Taxonomy[change | change source]

It includes one species, Acantholipan gonzalezi. The fossils were found in Coahuila, Mexico[2][3].

References[change | change source]

  1. Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva; Eberhard Frey; Wolfgang Stinnesbeck; Gerardo Carbot-Chanona; Iván E. Sanchez-Uribe; José Rubén Guzmán-Gutiérrez (2018). "Paleodiversity of Late Cretaceous Ankylosauria from Mexico and their phylogenetic significance". Swiss Journal of Palaeontology. in press.
  2. http://satori.geociencias.unam.mx/28-3/(04)RiveraSylva.pdf
  3. Rivera-Sylva, H.E., Carpenter, K. & Aranda-Manteca, F.J. 2011, Late Cretaceous Nodosaurids (Ankylosauria: Ornithischia) from Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 28(3): 271–278