Scutellosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Arizona.

Quick facts about Scutellosaurus:

  • Existed from Sinemurian Age to 182.7 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 114 mm long and 19.2 mm wide
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Scutellosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. H. Colbert. 1981. A primitive ornithischian dinosaur from the Kayenta Formation of Arizona. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 53:1-61
  • J. M. Clark and D. E. Fastovsky. 1986. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Glen Canyon Group in northern Arizona. The Beginning of the Age of the Dinosaurs: Faunal change across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, N. C. Fraser and H.-D. Sues (eds.), Cambridge University Press