|Named By:||Jolyon Parish & Paul Barret in 2004. (originally named as Amtosaurus archibaldi by A. O. Aviarianov in 2002)|
|Location:||Uzbekistan - Bissekty Formation|
|Size:||Unknown due to lack of remains|
|Fossil(s):||Braincase, osteoderms and teeth|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Orithischia | Thyreophora | Ankylosauria | Ankylosauridae ||
|Also known as:||| Amtosaurus archibaldi ||
Bissektipelta (Averianov, 2002) is an ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Uzbekistan. The holotype (ZIN PH 1/6) and only known specimen was collected from the Bissekty Formation (lateTuronian-Coniacian), of Dzharakuduk, and the name Bissektipelta refers to this geological formation (Bissekt + Greek pelte = "shield"). The holotype consists of a braincase and incomplete skull roof, along with isolated teeth and osteoderms. This material used to be referred to the genus "Amtosaurus", but was reassigned to a new taxon when that genus was declared a nomen dubium. Bissektipelta is monospecific, containing only B. archibaldi. The holotype was collected in September 1998 by the joint Usbek-Russian-British-American-Project. This specimen can be distinguished from "A. magnus" in having three exits for N. hypoglossus (XII) instead of two, by the lesser angle between ventral surfaces of basisoccipital and basisphenoid, and by the more caudally situated basispterygoid processes.