Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Lizard bird thief"
Named By: HansinDieter Sues in 1978
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 77-69 Ma
Location: Canada, Alberta - Dinosaur Park Formation, Oldman Formation. USA, Montana - Two Medicine Formation, New Mexico - Kirtland Formation
Size: Around 1.8 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Dromaeosauridae | Eudromaeosauria | Saurornitholestinae |

Saurornitholestes ("lizard-bird thief") is a genus of carnivorous dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous of Alberta, Montana and New Mexico.

Two species have been named: Saurornitholestes langstoni in 1978 and Saurornitholestes sullivani in 2015. Saurornitholestes was a small bipedal meat-eating dinosaur, equipped with a sickle-claw on the foot.

Read more about Saurornitholestes at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra