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Re: New ankylosaur from Liaoning



Ben Creisler wrote-

>Liaoningosaurus has a large
> bony plate (somewhat shell-like) shielding the abdomen.
> This discovery represents the first record of such a
> structure among dinosaurs. Although it has a number of
> distinct features seen in the family Ankylosauridae, a
> cladistic analysis placed Liaoningosaurus in the sister-
> family Nodosauridae.

With the mix of nodosaurid and ankylosaurid characters and the pelvic
shield, it sounds like a polacanthid, though I'd have to see the paper to be
sure.

Mickey Mortimer