Thescelosaurus is a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur known from Upper
Cretaceous rocks of western North America. It belonged to the last
dinosaurian fauna of North America before the Cretaceous–Paleogene
extinction event at approximately 66 million years ago, living
alongside dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. This common
genus was described from a specimen discovered in 1891, but not unpacked
and studied until the 1910s. These circumstances suggested the names of
the genus and type species T. neglectus, which roughly translate to
"godlike, wondrous, or marvelous neglected lizard". Thescelosaurus is
best known from several partial skeletons representing three species: T.
neglectus, T, assiniboiensis, and T. garbanii. One specimen unearthed in
1993 was initially thought to include a preserved heart, but later study
found the object is probably a concretion. Thescelosaurus was a bipedal
animal with a relatively long pointed skull and robust limbs. Typical
individuals measured on the order of 2.5 to 4.0 metres (8.2 to 13 ft)
long. It was probably primarily herbivorous and may have preferred to
live near streams.
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