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meaning: "Chinese bird form"
Named By: D. A. Russell & Z.inM. Dong in 1994
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 113 Ma
Location: China - Zhonggou Formation
Size: About 1 meter long, but holotype is of a subadult, a fully grown adult would likely be slightly larger
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): At least one almost complete specimen of a subadult
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Troodontidae |

Sinornithoides (meaning "Chinese bird form") is a genus of troodontid theropod dinosaurs containing the single species Sinornithoides youngi. S. youngi lived during the Early Cretaceous (Aptian/Albian stage, around 113 million years ago). It measured approximately one meter long (3.3 ft). It lived in Inner Mongolia, China, and probably ate invertebrates and other small prey.

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