Latest Ornithischians Stories

2009-03-19 07:15:00

Scientists have discovered that a small dinosaur which lived 100 million years ago in northeastern China was covered with course, hairlike fuzz, suggesting that feathers may have evolved much earlier than previously believed.

2008-10-24 13:10:00

The skull of a young dinosaur that lived 190 million years ago is revealing new clues as to how some carnivorous dinosaurs evolved into plant eaters.

2005-06-23 19:50:00

The fossilized skeleton of a small crocodile relative excavated last year at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona throws a wrench into theories of how and where the dinosaurs arose more than 210 million years ago at the end of the Triassic Period.

Latest Ornithischians Reference Libraries

2011-04-11 15:28:52

Tianyulong, meaning "Tianyu dragon," is a genus of heterodontosaurid ornithischian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (155 million years ago). It's fossils were recovered from the Tiaojishan Formation in Jianchang County, Western Liaoning Province, China. The type and only species is T. confuciusi. It is named for the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, where the fossils are housed. Tianyulong is known from an incomplete skeleton preserving a partial skull and mandible (jaw), partial...

2011-03-21 21:34:05

Yinlong, meaning "hidden dragon," is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of what is now central Asia. A team of American and Chinese paleontologists -- Xu Xing, Catherine Forster, Jim Clark, and Mo Jinyou -- described and named Yinlong in 2006. Its name is in fact a reference to the movie "˜Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' large portions of which were filmed in Xinjiang, near the area where the fossil remains of Yinlong were discovered. The type species, Y....

2010-02-16 15:26:59

Othnielia is a genus of hypsilophodont dinosaur from the Oxfordian-Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic Period. Several remains have been discovered in the Morrison Formation in the North American states of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. But, according to revisions made on Morrison ornithischians, the only definite remains are that of a femur belonging to the type species Othnielia rex, named by Peter Galton in 1977. Othnielia was named for its original describer, famed 19th century...

2010-02-02 14:31:43

Agilisaurus, meaning "Agile lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period of what is now eastern Asia. It was first discovered during the construction of the Zigong Dinosaur Museum, in which it is now housed. There is one named species, A. louderbacki, named after Dr. George Louderback, an American geologist who first recognized dinosaur fossils from the Sichuan Province of China in 1915. The genus and species name was given in 1990, and then further described in 1992. It is...

2009-10-16 17:56:55

Heterodontosaurus, meaning "different toothed lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period of what is now South Africa. The type species, H. tucki, was found in the Upper Elliot Formation of the Hettangian age (199 to 196 million years ago). Two species are known. This herbivorous dinosaur ate mostly plants despite having canines. It was a small ornithischian reaching a total length of 3 feet. It had a long, narrow pelvic bone which was like more advanced ornithischians....

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