|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|
|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.