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meaning: "Bambi thief"
Named By: David Burnham, Kraig Derstler, Phil Currie, Robert Bakker, Zhou Zhonge & John Ostrom in 2000
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 72 Ma
Location: USA, Montana, Glacier National Park - Two Medicine Foundation
Size: 90 centimetres long for the holotype, but since this is a juvenile, adults would have been larger at somewhere over a meter
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete specimen of a juvenile dinosaur. Additional remains have since been attributed to the genus
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Dromaeosauridae | Eudromaeosauria | Saurornitholestinae |
Also known as: | Bambiraptor feinbergorum |

Bambiraptor is a Late Cretaceous, 72-million-year-old, bird-like dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur described by scientists at the University of Kansas, Yale University, and the University of New Orleans.

The holotype fossil is less than one meter long, although this specimen appears to be a juvenile, and it is possible that Bambiraptor is really just a juvenile Saurornitholestes. Because of its small size, it was named Bambiraptor feinbergi, after the familiar Disney movie character, the name literally translates to "Bambi thief" and the surname of the wealthy family who bought and lent the specimen to the new Graves Museum of Natural History in Florida.

Read more about Bambiraptor at Wikipedia
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