Thescelosaurus

About Thescelosaurus

Thescelosaurus was discovered in 1891. However, this dinosaur did not receive a name until 1913. Why did it take so long? After being discovered, the fossils were hidden away in a crate in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution until studied many years later by Charles Gilmore. In 1993, a remarkable Thescelosaurus fossil was found in South Dakota. This complete skeleton had in its chest what many scientists believe was a fossilized heart. Using tomography to scan the heart, it was revealed that it had four chambers. If this is true, it is likely that Thescelosaurus was warm-blooded. However, some scientists insist that the formation is not a heart, but rather a natural rock formation. Thescelosaurus had powerful hind legs which allowed it to run quickly while using its long heavy tail as a counter-weight.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Thescelosaurus
How do I pronounce Thescelosaurus?
Thess-kell-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Thescelosaurus mean?
Wonderful Lizard
How long was Thescelosaurus?
13.00 feet 4.00 meters
How heavy was Thescelosaurus?
650.00 pounds 300.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Thescelosaurus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Thescelosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Thescelosaurus live?
65,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Thescelosaurus live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Thescelosaurus live?
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Colorado, Montana, North America, Wyoming
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Thescelosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Thescelosaurus's size

0 kg
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