Ornithopsis was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lower Normandy (France), Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and England (United Kingdom).

Quick facts about Ornithopsis:

  • Existed from Callovian Age to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Ornithopsis was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. W. Hulke. 1879. Note (3rd) on (<i>Eucamerotus</i>, Hulke) <i>Ornithopsis</i>, H. G. Seeley, = <i>Bothriospondylus magnus</i> Owen, = <i>Chondrosteosaurus magnus</i>, Owen. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 35:752-762
  • J. W. Hulke. 1887. Note on some dinosaurian remains in the collection of A. Leeds, Esq. Part I. Ornithopsis leedsii. Part II. Omosaurus, sp. Geological Magazine, decade 3 4:375-376
  • H. G. Seeley. 1882. On a remarkable dinosaurian coracoid from the Wealden of Brook in the Isle of Wight, preserved in the Woodwardian Museum of the University of Cambridge, probably referable to <i>Ornithopsis</i>. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 38:367-371