Thescelosaurus

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NameThescelosaurus
Diet
Weight300 kilos
Length3 meters
Height1.3 meters
Period
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Thescelosaurus was a genus of small ornithopod dinosaurs that roamed North America toward the end of the Cretaceous period. It was found in Wyoming during the summer of 1891. 

Thescelosaurus was a cow-sized dinosaur. It was an upright runner that moved on two legs and used its long tail for balance. It had a robust, muscular body used to dominate small tyrannosaurs and other predators. It had broad shoulder blades and bulky arm bones. It has strong curved claws and powerful forelimbs as digging tools to dig up nutritious roots and tubers. It lived near water and explored lowland vegetation. Since Thescelosaurus was not a fast runner, water had been an escape route for them when they were attacked. It had pointed teeth at the front of the mouth and leaf-shaped teeth towards the rear. It fed on softer plants that deftly sliced through the plant material. Some scientists suggested that Thescelosaurus was omnivorous, either eating small animals such as lizards or occasionally scavengers.

Thescelosaurus was between 2.5 and 4.5 m long from snout to tail and weighed approximately 100 to 300 kg.

What did the jealousosaurs eat?

Tescelosaurus was omnivorous, eating small animals such as lizards or exploring lowland vegetation.

What does the name Thescelosaurus mean?

The name Tescelosaurus means "wonderful lizard".

When did Thescelosaurus live?

Thescelosaurus roamed North America towards the end of the Cretaceous period. 

What is the size of thescelosaurus?

Thescelosaurus was between 2.5 and 4.5 m long from snout to tail and weighed about 100 to 300 kg.

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Fun Facts

  • The name Allosaurus means "wonderful lizard".
  • Thescelosaurus roamed North America towards the end of the Cretaceous period. 
  • Thescelosaurus was omnivorous, either eating small animals such as lizards or exploring lowland vegetation.
  • It was a bipedal dinosaur.

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