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meaning: "Squirrel mimic"
Named By: Oliver W. M. Rauhut, Christian Foth, Helmut Tischlinger, Mark A. Norell in 2012
Time Period: Late Jurassic, 150 Ma
Location: Germany - Rygol Quarry
Size: Around 70 centimetres long for the holotype, but this is of a juvenile, adults would have grown bigger
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore
Fossil(s): Well preserved juvenile
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Megalosauroidea |

Sciurumimus ("Squirrel-mimic," named for the tail feathers growing in a manner reminiscent of the fur on a squirrel's tail) is an extinct genus of coelurosaurian theropods from the Late Jurassic of Germany. It is known from a single juvenile specimen representing the type species, Sciurumimus albersdoerferi, which was found in a limestone quarry close to Painten in Lower Bavaria. The specimen was preserved with traces of feather-like filaments.

The Sciurumimus specimen was first announced in 2011 in an informal presentation, but not formally described and named until the following year.

Read more about Sciurumimus at Wikipedia
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