By José Carlos Cortés on @ryuukibart
Name: Drinker nisti
Name Meaning: For Edward Drinker Cope
First Described: 1990
Described By: Bakker et al.
Classification: Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Neornithischia, Cerapoda, Ornithopoda
Drinker was a small, potentially ornithopod dinosaur from the Morrison Formation in Como Bluff, Wyoming. It dates back to about 156.3 to 146.8 million years ago, from the Kimmeridgian to Tithonian ages of the Late Jurassic. Based upon a partial subadult skeleton including a partial jaws, vertebrae, and limbs, and it was a two meter long biped with strong limbs. Though it has relatively good remains, it hasn’t been written on since it’s first publication; furthermore, it may have been the same animal as Othnielia and Othnielosaurus, because Bakker insists on naming new taxa even when it’s not necessary. A review examining small, bipedal Ornithischians from the Morrison is probably necessary to work out these animals and their affinities. It lived in a swampy environment, not the typical floodplains of the Morrison. It was probably not a burrower as Bakker claims.
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