Antarctopelta

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Antarctopelta
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous, 74 – 70 mya
Antarcopelta recovering.jpg
Known Fossils
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Ankylosauria
Family: Nodosauridae
Genus: Antarctopelta
Binomial name
Antarctopelta oliveroi
Salgado & Gasparini, 2006

Antarctopelta (/ænˌtɑːrktoʊˈpɛltə/ an-TARK-to-PEL-tə; meaning "Antarctic shield") is an ankylosaurid (armoured dinosaur) that lived in Antarctica. It was the first dinosaur to have been discovered in Antarctica (James Ross Island). It lived alongside the avian bird species Vegavis.

Antarctopelta fossils were first discovered on James Ross Island in 1980.