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meaning: "Bird like lizard"
Named By: Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1924
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 75 Ma
Location: Mongolia - Djadochta Formation
Size: 2 to 3 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Single specimen
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Troodontidae |

Saurornithoides ( saw-ROR-ni-THOY-deez) is a genus of troodontid maniraptoran dinosaur, which lived during the Late Cretaceous period. These creatures were predators, which could run fast on their hind legs and had excellent sight and hearing. The name is derived from the Greek stems saur~ (lizard), ornith~ (bird) and eides (form), referring to its bird-like skull.

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