Marshosaurus (Greek for "Marsh's lizard"); pronounced MARSH-oh-SORE-us
Woodlands of North America
Late Jurassic (150 million years ago)
Size and Weight:
About 20 feet long and 1,000 pounds
Bipedal stance; possibly feathers
Marshosaurus didn't earn its name because it lived in a marshy habitat; rather, it was named after the famous paleontologist Othniel C. Marsh, who's also remembered by another dinosaur genus, (Othnielia, sometimes called Othnielosaurus). Beyond its illustrious name, Marshosaurus appears to have been a typical, medium-sized theropod of the late Jurassic period, and is represented by very limited fossil remains.