STL Science Center

STL Science Center

11 August 2015

Gilmore and A Small Dinosaur

Charles Gilmore originally described Thescelosaurus in 1913 from the well preserved original fossil material.This eventually led to his paper on the osteology of the dinosaur as well. Later, in the 1940's, CM Sternberg discussed the taxonomy of Thescelosaurus and Hypsilophodontidae, which was once considered to be the family of Thescelosaurus. More recently the dinosaur was assigned, through a number of studies on crania, postcranial anatomy, and, even general ornithopod taxonomy, to its own family, Thescelosauridae.

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