Name: Texasetes ‭(‬Texas resident‭)‬.
Phonetic: ‭T‬ex-a-set-ees.
Named By: W.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Coombs‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauria,‭ ‬Nodosauridae.
Species: T.‭ ‬pleurohalio‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Estimated between‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬to‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Texas,‭ ‬Tarrant County‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paw Paw Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull fragment and partial post cranial remains.

       Texasetes was the first armoured nodosaurid dinosaur to be named from the Paw Paw Formation of Texas.‭ ‬However a year later a second genus of nodosaur called Pawpawsaurus was named,‭ ‬though only represented by a skull.‭ ‬There has now been suggestions that these two are the same genus,‭ ‬and if proven true,‭ ‬then the Pawpawsaurus fossil material,‭ ‬a skull,‭ ‬will become attributed to Texasetes since that genus was named first.
       Like other nodosaurs,‭ ‬Texasetes would have been a quadrupedal dinosaur protected by thick bony plates and spikes that ran across its back and sides.‭ ‬Because of this armour,‭ ‬Texasetes would have been relatively slow yet quite resilient to attack from theropod dinosaurs such as dromaeosaurs.‭ ‬In the past there has been speculation that Texasetes may actually be a very primitive ankylosaur.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A nodosaurid ankylosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Lower Cretaceous of Texas.,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Coombs‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
-‭ ‬A new nodosaurid ankylosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Ornithischia‭) ‬from the Paw Paw Formation‭ (‬Late Albian‭) ‬of Texas.,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬-N.‭ ‬lee‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.


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