Microraptor

Microraptor

MIKE-row-rap-tor

'tiny plunderer'

1kg, 0.8m-long small theropod

Diet: unknown

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.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae

Named by: Xu, Zhou and Wang (2000)

Type species: zhaoianus

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