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Aletopelta is an extinct genus of ankylosaurian ornithischian dinosaur whose fossils were found in Southern California. Aletopelta is diagnosed as an ankylosaurid mainly based on the shape and arrangement of its osteoderm armor, which is closer in form to ankylosaurids than to nodosaurids. The type and only species is named A. coombsi.

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Etymologically, the generic name is composed of the Greek terms aletes and pelte, meaning, respectively "wandering" and "shield".

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