Othnielia

About Othnielia

Living around 155 million years ago during the Late Jurassic Period, Othnielia was a small ornithopod. Othnielia had a small beak-like mouth that was toothless in the front, but that did contain teeth in the sides near its cheeks. These teeth were angled in such a manner that the top teeth rubbed against the bottom teeth, keeping both the top and bottom teeth sharp. It is believed that Othnielia was a very fast runner. Its long legs and shin bones along with its stout tail suggest an animal that could move quickly and also turn on a dime. Othnielia was named for one of the most famous dinosaur hunters of all time, Othniel Charles Marsh. During his career, Marsh studied and named over 500 early lifeforms, including many dinosaurs.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Othnielia
How do I pronounce Othnielia?
Oth-nigh-eel-ee-ah
What does the name Othnielia mean?
Othniel's Dinosaur (Named for Othniel Charles Marsh)
How long was Othnielia?
4.00 feet 1.50 meters
How heavy was Othnielia?
55.00 pounds 25.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Othnielia assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Othnielia eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Othnielia live?
155,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Othnielia live?
Late Jurassic
Where did Othnielia live?
Colorado, North America, Utah
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Othnielia's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Othnielia Map

Othnielia's size

0 kg
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