Hylaeosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lower Normandy (France), North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) and Champagne-Ardenne (France).

Quick facts about Hylaeosaurus:

  • Existed from Berriasian Age to Lower Cretaceous Epoch
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 10 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Hylaeosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. W. Hulke. 1874. Note on a reptilian tibia and humerus (probably of <i>Hylaeosaurus</i>) from the Wealden Formation in the Isle of Wight. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:516-520
  • S. Sachs. 1997. Erster Nachweis eines gepanzerten Dinosauriers (Reptilia, Ornithischia, Thyreophora) aus der Unterkreide (Berrias) von Gronau in Westfalen. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 1997(1):56-64
  • G. A. Mantell. 1851. Petrifactions and Their Teachings; or, a Hand-Book to the Gallery of Organic Remains of the British Museum. Henry G. Bohn, London