Crichtonpelta
An artist's illustration of Crichtonpelta benxiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
clade: Dinosauria
Family: Ankylosauridae
Genus: Crichtonpelta
Arbour & Currie, 2015
Species: C. benxiensis
Binomial name
Crichtonpelta benxiensis
Lü et al., 2007

Crichtonpelta is a genus of ankylosaur from the Late Cretaceous period of China. It is named after Michael Crichton, the author of the famed Jurassic Park novels. When it was determined that Crichtonsaurus was a nomen dubium, one of the two Crichtonsaurus species, C. benxiensis, was split off to form its own species, Crichtonpelta. It was discovered in 2007, but was described in 2014.

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