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meaning: "Hoplite lizard"
Named By: Frederick A. Lucas in 1902
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 130 Ma
Location: USA, South Dakota - Lakota Formation
Size: Uncertain due to incomplete remains, but possibly up to 1.2 meters tall at the hips
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Thyreophora | Ankylosauria | Nodosauridae | Polacanthinae |
Also known as: | Stegosaurus marshi |

Hoplitosaurus (meaning "Hoplite lizard") was a genus of armored dinosaur related to Polacanthus. It was named from a partial skeleton found in the ?Barremian-age Lower Cretaceous Lakota Formation of Custer County, South Dakota. It is an obscure genus which has been subject to some misinterpretation of its damaged remains. Although there was a push to synonymize it with Polacanthus in the late 1980s-early 1990s, Hoplitosaurus has been accepted as a valid albeit poorly known genus in more recent reviews.

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