Scelidosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe and North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Tibet Autonomous Region (China) and Lower Normandy (France).

Quick facts about Scelidosaurus:

  • Existed from 208.5 million years ago to Lower Jurassic Epoch
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 7 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Scelidosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. M. Martill and D. K. Loydell. 1997. A thyreophoran dinosaur with organically preserved skin and dermal ossifications from the ?Lower Jurassic of England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3, suppl.):62A
  • R. Owen. 1861. A monograph of a fossil dinosaur (Scelidosaurus harrisonii, Owen) of the Lower Lias, part I. Monographs on the British fossil Reptilia from the Oolitic Formations 1:1-14
  • Anonymous. 1955. British Museum (Natural History). Nature 176(4487):815-816