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Hylaeosaurus

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

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Pronounced
HIGH-lee-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
woodland lizard
Length
  5m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(150 - 135 million years ago)
Found in
England, United Kingdom

Taxonomic details

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