Scutosaurus was a massively built reptile up to 2.5 metres 8.2 ft in length with bony armor and a number of spikes decorating its skull Despite its relatively small size Scutosaurus was heavy and its short legs meant that it could not move at speed for long periods of time which made it vulnerable to attack by large predators To defend itself Scutosaurus had a thick skeleton covered with powerful muscles especially in the neck region Underneath the skin were rows of hard bony plates known as scutes, that acted like a form of chain mail.
As a plant eater living in a semi-arid climate Scutosaurus would have wandered widely to find fresh foliage to eat. It may have stuck closely to the riverbanks and floodplains where plant life would have been more abundant straying further afield only during times of drought Its teeth were flattened and could grind away at the leaves and young branches before digesting them at length in its large gut.
With its large cheekbones Scutosaurus may have been able to make a loud bellowing sound It had excellent hearing and could have heard other animals bellowing from some distance away These noises could have been used for mating or as warning signals.
It was found in the Forest of Dean and lead the team to their 1st anomaly. Through the anomaly there were herds of them Episode 1.1 A herd made a cameo in 1.6. At least 2 Scutosaurus are part of Oliver Leek's creature army; where it trampled two soldiers when it was provoked to move by Jenny Lewis in Episode 2.7