Sauroplites

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Sauroplites
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Thyreophora
Infraorder: Ankylosauria
Family: Ankylosauridae
Genus: Sauroplites
Bohlin, 1953
Species
  • S. scutiger Bohlin, 1953 (type)

Sauroplites (meaning "hoplite lizard") is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous. The type species, Sauroplites scutiger, was formally described by Bohlin in 1953, but is often considered a nomen dubium because it is based on fragmentary material. Sauroplites lived in what is now Gansu, China, during the Barremian to Aptian stages. Some believe it may actually be a specimen of another ankylosaur, Shamosaurus.

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