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meaning: "graceful thief"
Named By: X. Xu & X.inL. Wang in 2004
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 125 Ma
Location: China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation, Lujiatun Member
Size: Roughly estimated to be about 90 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Fragmentary maxilla (main tooth earing bone of the upper jaw) and partial post cranial skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Theropoda | Saurischia | Theropoda | Dromaeosauroidea | Dromaeosauridae | Microraptoria |

Graciliraptor (meaning "graceful thief") is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the early Cretaceous Period. It is a microraptorine dromaeosaurid.

The type species Graciliraptor lujiatunensis was first named and described in 2004 by Xu Xing and Wang Xiaoling. The generic name is derived from Latin gracilis and raptor. The specific name refers to the village Lujiatun where the fossil site is located. Its fossil, holotype IVPP V 13474, was found in Beipiao, Liaoning Province, China.

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