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 237 million years ago to Cretaceous Period
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2974 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):
  • O. C. Marsh. 1881. Discovery of a fossil bird in the Jurassic of Wyoming. American Journal of Science 31:341-342
  • O. C. Marsh. 1878. Principal characters of American Jurassic dinosaurs. Part I. American Journal of Science and Arts 16:411-416
  • O. C. Marsh. 1879. Notice of new Jurassic reptiles. American Journal of Science and Arts 18:501-505