Fun Texasetes Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 22, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Texasetes facts talk about this genus from the Cretaceous.
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Texasetes pleurohalio is a species of nodosaurid ankylosaur that lived around 100 million years ago during the Lower Cretaceous period. Their name literally means 'texas resident'. The fossils of the dinosaur were found in Tarrant County, Texas, North America. According to a scientific paper or two, based on the findings, it's known that this was a herbivore species.

Texasetes Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Texasetes'?

The pronunciation is 'T‬ex-a-set-ees', and the name means 'Texas resident'.

What type of dinosaur was a Texasetes?

Texasetes was a species of nodosaurid ankylosaur.

In which geological period did the Texasetes roam the Earth?

Texasetes roamed the Earth during the Lower Cretaceous period and Late Albian age.

When did Texasetes become Extinct?

It's not known when exactly Texasetes became Extinct. However, they lived during the late Albian age in the middle of the Lower Cretaceous period, so they probably went Extinct around 100 million years ago.

Where did a Texasetes live?

The only single Texasetes specimen that was found by paleontologists was discovered from the Paw Paw Formation, near Tarrant County of Texas. Hence, Texasetes probably lived in Texas in North America.

What was Texasetes' habitat?

The Texasetes lived on land during the Late Albian age in the middle of the Lower Cretaceous period.

Who did Texasetes live with?

It's not known whether Texasetes were solitary dinosaurs or lived in groups.

How long did a Texasetes live?

It's not known how long Texasetes lived, but ankylosaurian dinosaurs, in general, lived for about 70-80 years. It can be assumed that Texasetes also had a similar lifespan.

How did they reproduce?

Texasetes were oviparous in nature. This means that they laid eggs that hatched a certain time later, and their young ones were born.

Texasetes Fun Facts

What did a Texasetes look like?

Similar to other ankylosaurian dinosaurs, Texasetes of the Cretaceous age also had large, heavy bodies. Their back was covered with spikes and thick bony plates. These plates and spikes continued to their long tail. They were quadrupedal. It is not known how strong their teeth were, how colorful they were, or if they had a tendency to bite.

Texasetes lived in the middle of the Lower Cretaceous period.

How many bones did a Texasetes have?

Due to only one specimen of this nodosaurid ankylosaur being found by paleontologists in Texas, which is why their name also means 'Texas resident', their total bone number is not known.

How did they communicate?

It's not known how Texasetes communicated.

How big was a Texasetes?

Texasetes could grow up about 8-10 ft (2.5-3 m) in length. They were about half the size of Euoplocephalus who were about 18 ft (5.5 m) in length.

How fast could a Texasetes move?

Texasetes of the Cretaceous period had a large body, and they were also quadrupedal. Scientists have figured out that these features led to a slow pace of Texasetes. They could not move fast or far.

How much did a Texasetes weigh?

Texasetes weighed about 441 lb (200 kg) on average.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no different names for males and females of the dinosaur.

What would you call a baby Texasetes?

A baby Texasetes was called a juvenile.

What did they eat?

Texasetes were herbivore dinosaurs, which means that they only fed on different kinds of plant materials.

How aggressive were they?

It's not known whether Texasetes was aggressive or not. However, we can easily assume that they became aggressive if they ever felt threatened.

Did You Know...

The holotype of the Texasetes fossils that was described by scientists was based on a tooth, osteoderms, partial fragments of hind and forelimbs, a skull fragment, vertebrae, and partial bones of pelvis and scapulocoracoid. It is said to possess a distinct prespinous fossa, and acromion.

 

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**We've been unable to source an image of Texasetes and have used an image of Nodosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Texasetes, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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