Microraptor

Microraptor

Pronunciation:
MIKE-row-rap-tor
Name meaning:
'tiny plunderer'
Microraptor
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
0.8m
Weight:
1kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
small, sharp, pointed
Food:
other animals, insects
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 125-122 million years ago
Found in:
China

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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