Othnielia was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Quick facts about Othnielia:

  • Existed from 157.3 million years ago to Tithonian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 6 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Othnielia illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Othnielia was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Anonymous. 1973. The Great Dinosaur DIscovery
  • D. M. Lovelace. 2006. An articulated partial postcranial skeleton of a small ornithopod (C.F. Othnielia) dinosaur (Morrison Formation, Alcova, Wyoming). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3, suppl.):91A
  • J. R. Foster. 2003. Paleoecological analysis of the vertebrate fauna of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Rocky Mountain region, U.S.A. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 23:1-95