Ornithosuchus

About Ornithosuchus

Ornithosuchus was discovered and named by Henry Huxley in 1877. Ornithosuchus means "Bird Crocodile." Huxley saw many features in Ornithosuchus that resemble both crocodiles and modern birds. While Ornithosuchus is probably not an ancestor to crocodiles or birds, it was closely related. Ornithosuchus could walk on all fours, or if in a hurry, it could stand up and run on its hind legs.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Ornithosuchus
How do I pronounce Ornithosuchus?
Orn-ith-owe-sook-uss
What does the name Ornithosuchus mean?
Bird Crocodile
How long was Ornithosuchus?
6.50 feet 2.00 meters
How heavy was Ornithosuchus?
0.00 pounds 0.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Ornithosuchus assigned to?
Reptilia
What did Ornithosuchus eat?
Medium-sized animals
How many years ago did Ornithosuchus live?
200,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Ornithosuchus live?
Middle Triassic
Where did Ornithosuchus live?
Europe
Ornithosuchus Picture Image

Ornithosuchus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Ornithosuchus Map

Ornithosuchus's size

0 kg
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