Thescelosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as North Dakota, Saskatchewan (Canada) and South Dakota.

Quick facts about Thescelosaurus:

  • Existed from 83.5 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a stream
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 49 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Thescelosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Thescelosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. P. Hunter and D. A. Pearson. 1996. First record of Lancian (Late Cretaceous) mammals from the Hell Creek Formation of southwestern North Dakota, USA. Cretaceous Research 17
  • D. B. Brinkman. 1990. Paleontology of the Judith River Formation (Campanian) of Dinosaur National Park, Alberta, Canada: evidence from vertebrate microfossil locality. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 78:37-54
  • D. B. Brinkman. 1986. Microvertebrate sites: progress and prospectus. In B. G. Naylor (ed.), Field Trip Guidebook to Dinosaur Provincial Park, 2 June 1986. Dinosaur Systematics Symposium, Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta