Ornithosuchus (OR-nith-oh-SOOK-us) was an Archosaur, but it itself wasn't a dinosaur, a

Ornithosuchus from, "The Marshall Children's Dinosaur Encyclopedia"

lthough it resembled one well; the back legs were held vertically beneath it's body and could probably move upright on two legs. However, the structure of its ankle joints were different from that of a true dinosaur. It lived during the Late Triassic era.

Fact File

Length: 3 meters (10 feet)

Order: Crurotarsi

Family: Ornithosuchidae

Range: Scotland, Europe

Meaning: "Bird Crocodile"


Ornithosuchus was probably carnivorous.

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