Ornithopods Reference Libraries

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2013-04-28 18:48:11

Thescelosaurus, meaning “godlike”, “wondrous”, or “marvelous” and “lizard” was a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur that appeared at the very end of the Late Cretaceous period in North America. It was a member of the last dinosaurian fauna before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event around 65.5 million years ago. The completeness and preservation of many of its specimens...

2011-01-03 17:56:44

Qantassaurus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the late Aptian to early Albian age of the Early Cretaceous Period (115 million years ago). It lived in Australia when the continent was still south of the Antarctic Circle, and was still part of the supercontinent Gondwana. Qantassaurus was discovered in 1996 during the third annual field season of the Dinosaur Dreaming Project, a dig...

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...

2010-02-08 16:37:52

Oryctodromeus, meaning "digging runner", is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Cenomanian age of the Middle Cretaceous Period (95 million years ago). Its remains were found in rocks of the Blackleaf Formation of southeastern Montana. Oryctodromeus is known from a partial skeleton of one adult and two juveniles that were about 60% fully grown. This specimen was the first dinosaur to be...

2010-02-08 16:28:33

Orodromeus is a genus of hypsilophodont dinosaur form the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (75 million years ago). It lived in what is now North America in the state of Montana. The type species, O. makelai, was described by Horner and Weishampel in 1988. It is believed that Orodromeus was a burrowing dinosaur much like its relative Oryctodromeus, based on the positioning of...

2010-01-27 13:21:51

Hypsilophodon, meaning "high-crested tooth", is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Europe. It was discovered in 1849. It was first described as an Iguanodon and not until 1870, when T.H. Huxley studied it, was it described as a Hypsilophodon. Three nearly complete skeletons along with several minor finds have been found on the Isle of Wight and other...

2009-09-29 15:10:44

Leaellynasaura is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia. It was considered an Australian polar dinosaur as Australia was well within the Antarctic Circle during this time period. Leaellynasaura thrived further south than any reptile could today. With the discovery of other dinosaur genera discovered in Antarctica, it is...

2009-08-20 13:35:36

Gasparinisaura is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in Argentina. It was described under the type species G. cincosaltensis by Coria and Salgado in 1996. Originally assigned to the suborder iguanodont, recent studies indicate it was more closely related to hypsilophodonts. It was also an ornithopod. Photo Copyright and Credit

2009-08-05 12:14:41

Atlascopcosaurus or "Atlas Copco lizard" is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period that lived in what is now Australia. The type species, A. loadsi, was discovered at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia. It was named after the Atlas Copco Company who had provided equipment for the expedition that discovered the dinosaur in 1984. 85 fossil bone fragments were found. Atlas Copco's...

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