Scelidosaurus

Period of life: 205 MYA

Era/period: Jurassic

Habitat: Island bushes

Length: 3.5 m

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Scelidosaurus (“limb lizard” from Latin) lived about 205 million years ago in the Jurassic period. It was a four limb herbivorous dinosaur of the ornithischian order. Doctor J. Harrison recovered the first skeleton in 1861. Paleontologist Richard Owen gave it the name “limb lizard” in Latin.

The dinosaur's back was well protected by a bone carapace. The reptile was 3.5 metres long and 1800 kilograms weight. Its rather primitive look went back to the ancient thecodonts with similar plates and spikes.

The oral cavity had small conical and leaf shaped cheek teeth types.

Scelidosaurus inhabited bushy islands of the Northern Europe territory. Its diet included ferns and palm style cycadas.

When it died, the carcasses were swept out to the sea where scientists recovered it million of years later. You can now look at the full size skeleton in the British Museum of Natural History.

Order: Ornithischia

Diet: Plants

Length: 3.5 m

Weight: 1800 kg

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