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Microraptor

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

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Pronounced
MIKE-row-rap-tor
Meaning of name
tiny plunderer
Length
  0.8m
Weight
1kg - 2kg
Teeth
small, sharp, pointed
Diet
unknown
Food
other animals, insects
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(125 - 122 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

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