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015--ANTARCTOPELTA OLIVEROI by Green-Mamba 015--ANTARCTOPELTA OLIVEROI by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
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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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Eco727 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
These should be made into toys.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :) i like the colurscheme
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