The Scutellosaurus is a kind of dinosaur that has a maximum size of about 1.2 meters long. Though it was bipedal and had a raptor-like shape and size, it was herbivorous. The name "Scutellosaurus" means "little-shielded lizard," and was named after the armor plates on its body. It was one of the earliest armored dinosaurs, existing in the Jurassic period.