Sinocalliopteryx

Sinocalliopteryx

Pronunciation:
sie-no-kall-ee-op-ter-iks
Name meaning:
'Chinese beautiful feather'
Sinocalliopteryx
Dinosaur description:
2.37m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
China
Period:
Early Cretaceous, 125 million years ago

Sinocalliopteryx is known from a complete skeleton with preserved filamentous integumentary structures (hair-like 'protofeathers'). Part of the leg of a dromaeosaurid (a small, fast-moving dinosaur that walked on 2 legs) and also some gastroliths (stomach stones) were found in its abdomen.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia
Named by:
Ji, Ji, Lü and Yuan (2007)
Type species:
gigas
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