|Named By:||James Kirkland in 1998|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, 126 Ma|
|Location:||USA, Utah - Cedar Mountain Formation|
|Size:||5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Almost complete skeleton and skulls|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Thyreophora | Ankylosauria | Ankylosauridae | Polacanthinae ||
Gastonia is a genus of herbivorous ankylosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of North America, around 125 million years ago. It is often considered a nodosaurid closely related to Polacanthus. Gastonia has a sacral shield and large shoulder spikes.