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Oryctodromeus

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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.

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Pronounced
or-ik-tow-drohm-ee-us
Meaning of name
digging runner
Length
  2.1m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(99 - 94 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

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