Genus: Sauropelta OSTROM, 1970
Etymology: Sauros (Greek; masculine), lizard and pleta (Greek; feminine), small shield, in reference to dermal armor.

Species: edwardsorum OSTROM, 1970
Etymology: Named for Nell and Tom Edwards of Bridges, Montana, in appreciation of the hospitality and assistance they gave to Yale field crew.

Holotype: AMNH 3032

Locality: AMNH 32-3, NE 1/4, Sec. 20, T5S, R28E, E fork of Beauvaix Creek, Big Horn County, Montana.

Horizon: Cloverly Formation.

Age: Cashenranchian, Aptian-Albian Stage, middle Gallic subepoch, lower Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Fragmentary skeleton with armor.

Note: 17-18 articulated caudal vertebrae from the distal portion of the tail including the terminal vertebrae with the most distal 9-10 vertebrae fused together and the tail has a kink ventrally at the ?11th vertebra in the series, and the distal portion of the fused vertebral mass are offset to the left at this point. (ARBOUR & CURRIE, 2011)