Pinacosaurus mephistocephalus Godefroit et al. 1999 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia - Ankylosauridae

Full reference: P. Godefroit, X. Pereda-Suberbiola, H. Li and Z. Dong. 1999. A new species of the ankylosaurid dinosaur Pinacosaurus from the Late Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia (P.R. China). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre 69(supplement):17-366

Belongs to Pinacosaurus according to M. K. Vickaryous et al. 2004

See also Arbour 2007, Arbour et al. 2014, Burns and Sullivan 2011, Burns and Sullivan 2011, Carpenter 2001, Godefroit et al. 2008, Godefroit et al. 1999, Han et al. 2014, Leahey and Salisbury 2013, Longrich et al. 2010, Lü et al. 2007 and Parsons and Parsons 2009

Sister taxon: Pinacosaurus grangeri

Type specimen: IMM 96BM3/1. Its type locality is SBDE Quarry 96BM3, Bayan Mandahu, which is in a Campanian eolian sandstone in the Bayan Mandahu Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at SBDE Quarry 96BM3, Bayan Mandahu

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