Microraptor

Microraptor

Pronunciation:
MIKE-row-rap-tor
Name meaning:
'tiny plunderer'
Microraptor
Dinosaur description:
1kg, 0.8m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
China
Period:
Early Cretaceous, 125-122 million years ago
Teeth:
small, sharp, pointed
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
other animals, insects

A feathered dinosaur. One species, Microraptor gui had long flight feathers on all 4 limbs. It may have been capable of guided flight.

Microraptor milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae
Named by:
Xu, Zhou and Wang (2000)
Type species:
zhaoianus
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