Hylaeosaurus

Hylaeosaurus

Pronunciation:
HIGH-lee-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'woodland lizard'
Hylaeosaurus
Dinosaur description:
5.0m-long
armoured dinosaur
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Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Country:
England, United Kingdom
Period:
Early Cretaceous, 150-135 million years ago

A specimen of Hylaeosaurus was one of the 3 fossils first identified as dinosaurs by Richard Owen in 1841.

Hylaeosaurus milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria
Named by:
Mantell (1833)
Type species:
armatus
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