|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|
|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".