Oryctodromeus

Oryctodromeus

Pronunciation:
or-ik-tow-drohm-ee-us
Name meaning:
'digging runner'
Oryctodromeus
Dinosaur description:
2.1m-long
euornithopod
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Diet:
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Country:
USA
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 99-94 million years ago

Remains of this dinosaur were found in its burrow, along with the remains of 2 juveniles. The burrow was around 30cm wide and 70cm long.

The holotype adult specimen (the specimen that was first used to describe the species) consists of skull bones, vertebrae, ribs, scapulocoracoid, humerus, ulna, radius, tibiae, partial fibula, and a metatarsal.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia
Named by:
Varricchio, Marin and Katsura (2007)
Type species:
cubicularis
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