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Sinornithosaurus

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Pronounced
sine-or-nith-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
Chinese bird lizard
Length
  2m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(122 - 120 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, Sinornithosaurus
Named by
Xu, Wang and Wu (1999)
Type species
millenii