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ORODROMEUS

a plant-eating orodromine ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
Pronunciation: OR-o-DROHM-ee-us
Meaning: Mountain runner
Author/s: Horner and Weishampel (1998)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Montana, USA
Chart Position: 271

Orodromeus makelai

(Makela's Mountain Runner)Etymology
Orodromeus is derived from the Greek "oros" (mountain) in reference to the Egg Mountain site where it was found, and "dromeus" (runner) because of the animal's presumed cursorial (running) habits. The species epithet, makelai, honors Robert Makela.
Discovery
The remains of Orodromeus were discovered in Montana's Two Medicine Formation by Robert Makela during the excavation of "Egg Mountain", the Teton County nesting ground of Maiasaura (the good mother lizard). The holotype (MOR 294) is a partial skeleton with skull.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 80-73 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 2.5 meters
Est. max. hip height: 0.7 meters
Est. max. weight: 45 Kg
Diet: Herbivore
orodromeus size
References
• Horner J. and Weishampel D. (1988) "A comparative embryological study of two ornithischian dinosaurs". Nature (London), 332 (No.6161):256-257.
• Scheetz R.D. (1999) "Osteology of Orodromeus makelai and the phylogeny of basal ornithopod dinosaurs". Ph.D. Thesis in Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, 189 pp.
• Varricchio D.J, Martin A.J. and Katsura Y. (2007) "First trace and body fossil evidence of a burrowing, denning dinosaur". Proc. R. Soc. B 274, 1361–1368. doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.0443
• Martin A.J. (2005) "Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs".
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