Name Acantholipan
Order Nodosauridae
Suborder Ankylosauridae
Class Tyreophora
Period Late Cretaceous (95-65 mya)
Location Coahuila (Mexico)
Diet Herbivorous
Date of Discovery 2018 by Rivera-Sylva et al.,

Acantholipan is a genus of extinct nodosaur from the Late Cretaceous Pen Formation in Coahuila, Mexico. The type and only species, Acantholipan gonzalezi, was named by Rivera-Sylva et al., 2018. Known remains include isolated bones and osteoderms.


A. gonzalezi is the first named ankylosaur from Mexico that adds to the currently rare nodosaurid diversity from southern Laramidia.

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