Ziapelta Arbour et al. 2014 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Ankylosauridae

Full reference: V. M. Arbour, M. E. Burns, R. M. Sullivan, S. G. Lucas, A. K. Cantrell, J. Fry, and T. L. Suazo. 2014. A new ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous (Kirtlandian) of New Mexico with implications for ankylosaurid diversity in the Upper Cretaceous of western North America. PLoS ONE 9(9):e108804:1-14

Parent taxon: Ankylosauridae according to V. M. Arbour et al. 2014

See also Jasinski 2015 and Penkalski 2018

Sister taxa: Ankylosaurinae, Ankylosaurus, Cedarpelta, Chuanqilong, Crichtonsaurus, Gobisaurus, Heishansaurus, Liaoningosaurus, Minmi, Nodocephalosaurus, Palaeoscincus asper, Pinacosaurus, Polacanthinae, Saichania, Shamosaurinae, Shamosaurus, Stegopeltinae, Syrmosaurinae, Talarurus, Tarchia, Tsagantegia, Zhongyuanosaurus

Subtaxa: Ziapelta sanjuanensis

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Type: Ziapelta sanjuanensis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at NMMNH L-8514, Hunter Wash (Cretaceous of New Mexico)

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