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Scelidosaurus was 10-13 feet (3-4 m) long and weighed about 440-550 pounds (200-250 kg).
Scelidosaurus had a small head,a short neck, leaf-shaped teeth, a long, stiff tail, and a heavy body with armored plates embedded in its back. These bony plates had pointy studs on them. There were tricorns (small, three-pronged horns) behind the ears. Scelidosaurus may have had a bony beak.
WHEN SCELIDOOSAURUS LIVED
Scelidosaurus lived in the early Jurassic period, roughly 206 million to 200 million years ago.
DIET AND TEETH
This heavy reptile was an herbivore (it ate only plants) and had leaf-shaped teeth.
Scelidosaurus was closely related to ankylosaurs and stegosaurs, whose intelligence (as measured by its relative brain to body weight, or EQ) were low among the dinosaurs.
DISCOVERY AND NAME
This ornithischian dinosaur has been found in what are now England and Arizona, USA. It is known from two skeletons, one of which was a juvenile.
Scelidosaurus was named by paleontologist Richard Owen in 1868.
Scelidosaurus belonged to the:
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