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083--SCUTELLOSAURUS LAWLERI

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Published: October 27, 2012
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project: DINOSAURIA
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SCUTELLOSAURUS LAWLERI
"Douglas Lawler's Little Shield Lizard"
Colbert, 1981
Length: 1.2m (3.9ft)
Weight: 10kg (22lbs.)
Location: Arizona, USA
Era: Sinemurian age, lower Jurassic (196 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Ornithischia
Thyreophora

Notes:
The earliest and basalmost armored dinosaur yet known in the fossil record--in many ways it is the perfect transitional fossil, showcasing many anatomical similarities to both early Ornithischians and Thyreophorans.
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Perfect choice of colours for a Scutellosaurus! The artist drew Scutellosaurus and Scelidosaurus. I'd love to see another picture of the third member of early Thyreophora: Emausaurus. Teratophoneus drew a very good picture of it, I need more of that dinosaur.