Allen Hazen wrote: But does it just mean heavy? I think the last three syllables of the genus name are a reference to hoplites, the armored warriors of ancient Greece.
Tim wrote: That's the usual derivation given for the ankylosaur genus Sauroplites_: Gk _sauros_ ("lizard") + Gk _hoplites_ ("armored soldier"). _Peloroplites_ substitutes Gk _peloros_ ("monstrous, gigantic") for the first part of the name.
And yes, it is a great name. :-)
I wrote: Is there any other info available on this creature? I did an internet search just to find out what the heck it is, and the only info I found was 100 MYA. Is the Abstract available? Or is it currently undescribed? Thanks, Tommy Bradley
100 mya info? ;)