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015--ANTARCTOPELTA OLIVEROI

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ANTARCTOPELTA OLIVEROI
"Eduardo Olivero's Antarctic Shield"
Salgado & Gasparini, 2006
Length: 4m (13ft)
Weight: 600kg (1322lb)
Location: James Ross Island, Antarctica
Era: Santonian age, upper Cretaceous (85 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Thyreophora
Thyreophoroidea
Ankylosauria
Nodosauridae

Notes:
Antarctopelta was the first dinosaur to be discovered in Antarctica, back in 1986. However, because it took twenty years for it to be properly studied, it was the second Antarctic dinosaur to be scientifically named, being beaten out by the theropod Cryolophosaurus ellioti.
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With the discovery of Stegouros, it is now believed that Antarctopelta would have had a frond-like tail.