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Dinosaur Jungle   >   Dinosaur Facts   >   Classification   >   Ornithischia   >   Ornithopods

Ornithopod Dinosaurs



Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Cerapoda
  Infraorder Ornithopoda
The Ornithopoda (meaning "bird feet") are an infraorder of herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaurs. Early members of this infraorder were small bipedal (walking on two legs) running animals. Later Ornithopods were often much larger and at least partially quadrupedal (walking on four legs). As a group they were very successful, especially the duck-bills (Hadrosaurs), it seems principally as a result their evolution of sophisticated chewing apparatus. The name Ornithopoda, refers to the animals feet, which in later species were three-toed (earlier species often had four toes), and outwardly tended to resemble those of birds (although the Ornithopoda are not closely related to birds).

Ornithopods first appeared during the early Jurassic period, perhaps around 200 million years ago, and survived until the end of the Cretaceous period. Ornithopods were among the dinosaurs which died out during the mass extinction of 65 million years ago.

The Ornithopoda infraorder, together with the infraorders of Ceratopsia ("horned faces") and Pachycephalosauria ("thick-headed lizards") form the the suborder Cerapoda of the Ornithischian dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Classification

dinosaur picture parasaurolophus

Ornithopod Dinosaur Timeline:



Ornithopods dinosaurs first appeared during the early Jurassic, about 200 million years ago, and survived until the end of the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago

Ornithopods dinosaurs first appeared during the early Jurassic, about 200 million years ago, and survived until the end of the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago

Types of Ornithopod Dinosaurs



Here is a list of some Ornithopod dinosaurs:

Dinosaur

Altirhinus
Altirhinus
 

Bactrosaurus
Bactrosaurus
 

Camptosaurus
Camptosaurus
 

Corythosaurus
Corythosaurus
 

Edmontosaurus
Edmontosaurus
 

Hadrosaurus
Hadrosaurus
 

Hypsilophodon
Hypsilophodon
 

Iguanodon
Iguanodon
 

Kritosaurus
Kritosaurus
 

Lambeosaurus
Lambeosaurus
 

Maiasaura
Maiasaura
 

Muttaburrasaurus
Muttaburrasaurus
 

Nanyangosaurus
Nanyangosaurus
 

Nipponosaurus
Nipponosaurus
 

Ouranosaurus
Ouranosaurus
 

Parasaurolophus
Parasaurolophus
 

Saurolophus
Saurolophus
 

Zalmoxes
Zalmoxes
 



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Ornithopod Dinosaur Books


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Horns and Beaks: Ceratopsian and Ornithopod Dinosaurs (Life of the Past)
Indiana University Press
Released: November 14th, 2006
Hardcover (384 pages)

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Horns and Beaks: Ceratopsian and Ornithopod Dinosaurs (Life of the Past)
  • Manufacturer: Indiana University Press
  • Brand: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 025334817X
  • EAN: 9780253348173
  • PartNumber: 127 b&w illustrations, 20 tables
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  • Formats: Download: Adobe Reader, Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Publication Date: November 14th, 2006
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Evolution of Jaw Mechanisms in Ornithopod Dinosaurs (Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology (87))
By David B. Weishampel

Springer
Released: July 1st, 1984
Paperback (120 pages)

Evolution of Jaw Mechanisms in Ornithopod Dinosaurs (Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology (87))
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Evolution of Jaw Mechanisms in Ornithopod Dinosaurs (Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology (87))
  • Manufacturer: Springer
  • Brand: Springer
  • ISBN: 3540131140
  • EAN: 9783540131144
  • PartNumber: 4 black & white illustrations, biography
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  • Paperback
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Author: David B. Weishampel
  • Publication Date: July 1st, 1984
  • Release Date: July 1st, 1984
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Bird-Footed Dinosaurs - Ornithopods
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Bird-Footed Dinosaurs - Ornithopods
  • ISBN: 1925425924
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Peaceful Plant-Eating Dinosaurs: Iguanodonts, Duckbills, and Other Ornithopod Dinosaurs (Dinosaur Library)
By Thom Holmes

Brand: Enslow Publishers
Released: June 1st, 2001
Library Binding (128 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0766014509
  • EAN: 9780766014503
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  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Authors: Thom Holmes, Laurie Holmes
  • Publication Date: June 1st, 2001
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