Orodromeus was a hypsilophodontid dinosaur that lived in Late Cretaceous America. It was small and fleet footed. It is specualted that this herbivore may have burrowed, a large scaly version of the Meerkats we know and love today.


Fact File

Length: 2 meters

Height: less than 1 meter

Weight: about 50 kilograms

Diet: Herbivorous


This dinosaur fed on low lying plants, and likely roots and tubers, if it did indeed burrow. It may have served as a prey item for local predators like Troodon and Daspletosaurus.

In Popular Culture

Orodromeus was featured in Discovery Channel's miniseries, Dinosaur Planet.

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