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Ornithodesmus

About Ornithodesmus


Ornithodesmus was discovered many years ago off the coast of England on an island nick-named Dinsoaur Island.

Originally it was believed that Ornithodesmus was not a dinosaur at all but a flying reptile. This is why it was named Ornithodesmus, which means “bird-like ligaments.”

More recent evidence suggests that Ornithodesmus was not a flying reptile at all but an earth-bound, raptor-like dinosaur.

Like other Theropods, Ornithodesmus was a fast, agile hunter.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
Ornithodesmus
How do I pronounce Ornithodesmus?
Orr-nith-owe-des-muss
What does the name Ornithodesmus mean?
Bird-like Ligaments
How long was Ornithodesmus?
5.50 feet 1.70 meters
How heavy was Ornithodesmus?
30.00 pounds 15.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Ornithodesmus assigned to?
Theropoda
What did Ornithodesmus eat?
Smaller animals
How many years ago did Ornithodesmus live?
120,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Ornithodesmus live?
Early Cretaceous
Where did Ornithodesmus live?
England, Europe