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meaning: "bird"
Named By: L. M. Chiappe, M. A. Norell & J. M. Clark in 1998
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 75 Ma
Location: Mongolia - Djadochta Formation
Size: About 60 centimetres long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete with feather impressions. Several individuals known
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Alvarezsauridae | Parvicursorinae | Mononykini |

Shuvuuia is a genus of bird-like theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period of Mongolia. It is a member of the family Alvarezsauridae, small coelurosaurian dinosaurs which are characterized by short but powerful forelimbs specialized for digging. The type (and only known) species is Shuvuuia deserti, or "desert bird". The name Shuvuuia is derived from the Mongolian word shuvuu (shuvuu) meaning "bird".

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